For the first time ever this year I decided to feature a garment design as part of the Year In Colour Club. My Pink Label lace weight yarn, with it's generous 1000 yards of beautiful merino, was the perfect choice for a garment, you get so much out of one modest skein. This summery tank, the Seaboard Tank, is light and airy and features a really pretty mesh pattern that I just can't get enough of. In fact, after finishing this tank I cast on for my Aubade shawl and used this stitch pattern in the very first lace panel.
One of my favourite details about this tank is the edging around the arms. It's so simple and lacy and pretty and finishes off the armholes perfectly I think! Adding a conventional hem stitch like ribbing to the armholes didn't feel right, and since it's knit at the same time as the body it removes the need for any picking up of edge stitches, which seemed like a nightmare in lace!
The July Club colourway is Sea Grass and it's a stunner. Really, this whole combo might make July one of my favourite Club months to date. This green is right up my alley as it leans quite heavily towards aqua. Lately we've been focussing a lot on more "dynamic" colourways (like Tartan, Iris, Lucky penny) but I really enjoyed working with a more solid shade this month.
I haven't had much success with summer garments that I've knit for myself in the past. I think I've only ever knit one tank, and it was in a thicker cotton yarn and I wore it a few times just because I made it, but it was never an item that I reached for. The Seaboard Tank on the other hand, has fit seamlessly into my summer wardrobe. So easy to toss on over a little cami to dress up an outfit.
Club memberships are available all year long, it's never too late to sign up! Join now and you'll receive your January, March, May and July skeins along with the next shipment of Club yarns in September. And don't forget! This year we're offering a "patterns only" option. So if you'd like to knit yourself the Seaboard Tank with stash yarn, you totally can!