I spent much of my free time during the summer of 2012 knitting the Rocky Coast cardigan. I knitted two of them, one in crunchy Shetland wool (for my sister), and another in a lovely alpaca/wool/silk blend (for me). The trouble was, once I was done knitting them there was nothing for me to do but admire them. I tried wearing my cardigan to work one day late in August, trusting to the office air conditioning to make it bearable. I was determined and I wore that cardigan all day long, even on a trek across campus to an unexpected lunch meeting. I sweltered and suffered, but I persevered. Darn it, I wanted to wear my new cardigan.
This summer, I’ve decided to make summer-friendly knits my top priority. So far, I’ve finished two new tops, and I have my sights set on three more.
I love the texture of this top, with its modest mesh and fake-out cables. Well, semi-modest mesh. After trying it on I have decided that a tank top is needed underneath. Unless I’m feeling like an exhibitionista.
#2 Bonny by tincanknits
I used SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace and I think this tank came out a bit on the small side. I knitted the medium size. Definitely wearable. I’m tempted, however to knit another one with a slightly thicker laceweight yarn so that I have something with a little more drape. This dress dummy has nice abs, but I can always use a little more camouflage.