New and Old FO’s

new and old

The two tank tops above were knit from a pattern from in Vogue Knitting, Summer 1991.  The one on the right I made in 1991 or 1992, I don’t remember which.  The one on the left I finished knitting in early August.

The new one is made from O~Wool Balance, 50% cotton and 50% wool, all organic.  The old one is 100% cotton and even though it’s a little smaller, it is heavier.

When I finished sewing together the new one I tried it on.  It was ok.  I wasn’t thrilled with it.  It was just a little bit too big.  I wore it anyway several times.  Even R. from Vogue Knitting, who I met at UK Knit Camp, took photos of it.  But I wasn’t really satisfied.  So I threw it in the washing machine.

I was hoping for just a little felting shrink and that’s exactly what happened!  It’s now perfect!  It’s a little thicker and denser, but not terribly so.  It’s about the size of the old version, but longer, because I knit one more scallop repeat at the bottom and wanted it longer.

NOW I’m happy and will call it an official Finished Object!

scallops

2 Comments

  1. Just catching up with blog reading after the hecticness of the summer holidays and a 2 week break from the internet (which was lovely, admittedly!). Love the top – looks really nice worn over a shirt – very stylish. Can’t believe the chaos of Knit Camp – I had heard in the blogosphere that lots of people/teachers/designers were pulling out beforehand, but hadn’t thought that it would be so disorganised as you described. Glad you still had a good time though. O and next year when I’m on holidays in Holland, can you order some warmer/drier weather please…? 😉

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