Projects have been flying off my needles lately! Between puttering in the garden and blowing through stacks of library books I’ve been clickty-clacking my needles together on some light weight projects, perfect for sunnier days. First up on my summer list was Mari Chiba’s Chevron Lace Tank pattern from the In Bloom collection.
I loved this project when we shot it at Cistus Nursery and I quietly filed it away in the back of my queue to await warmer weather. I had just enough CotLin Seafoam in the office to whip it up over a long weekend and I still love the pattern! The first version had some chart issues but they’ve been resolved now which should make this an even easier pattern to tackle. I especially love the hem detail!
You might notice that I did a modification to the front portion of the chevron lace. I decided that the lace detail extended just too low for me in the front because I didn’t want to wear a tank top underneath so I continued working plain stockinette an additional inch or so but made sure to work the arm hole decreases that were on each edge of the chart as I went.
Next up is yet another pair of Hawthorne socks this time in the lovely, foresty Mt. Tabor colorway.
I’ve been sticking to Two at Once, Toe-Up Magic Loop Socks pattern (free!) on our site for these and I just love how they come out each time. I have super narrow, long feet so I like to be able to try my socks on as I go to get just the right customized fit. My other Hawthorne socks are still wearing like champs and are in heavy rotation even on these warm June days.
I have a few surprises up my sleeves over the rest of the summer, so stay tuned! In the meantime what have you been working on?
Chevron Lace Tank & Hawthorne Socks
by Hannah on Jun 2, 2014