The front of the tank was finished in a few weeks, but the lace back completely threw me for a loop. When I finally started knitting the lace again, I realized that I didn’t have enough yarn to finish the top and that the yarn was discontinued (lesson learned).
Once I started knitting the lace again (after a year-long break), everything made sense. The lace pattern was easy to memorize and was a perfect distraction during lunch breaks. Before I knew it, the lace was finished – without the frustration from before. Sometimes, you just need a little break from a project to make everything fall into place.
This project required blocking – due to the lace. The blocking was quick and the seaming was painless. After seaming, I altered the pattern by using an i-cord bind off around the neck and arms. It was very quick and I think it gives the piece an elegant look.
I’ve already worn it out – and most people don’t realize that it’s handmade!
Ravelry Project Page: Holla Holla
Yarn: Shibui Knit Socks in Lily (021)
Needle Size: 5