WIP Wednesday

It’s full-steam ahead on the Drop-Stitch Lace Tank! I have twice this much done, since the photo is of the front, and the back is knitted up to the same height.

 

Drop-Stitch Lace Tank

Since I’m using a DK-weight yarn instead of worsted-weight, and the stitch pattern is so stretchy anyway, I just took a totally wild guess at what size to make. I was a little concerned that the front piece was looking a little small, so I cast on for the back at the next size up, and knitted away until it was about the same height. After pinning it together and trying it on, I think it will be just right, so I’ll go ahead and finish the two pieces as is. This is a really, really quick knit, so even if I’d had to frog one entire piece, it wouldn’t be a big problem.

Margene, however, tells me that this yarn (Classic Elite Premiere) is total crap, has no memory, will pill like crazy, and drove her to hate cotton forever and ever. And that she would burn in hell before she’d ever knit with it again. (OK, she didn’t actually say that. But I’m sure that’s what she meant.) Maybe the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece she’s using now will change her mind about cotton – it’s one of my most favorite yarns. But I digress. At any rate, yes, I did see some comments about the yarn being fragile and pilly, but it was sitting in my stash and I figured I should do something with it. And this seemed like a good choice since it probably won’t get much wear.

Actually, as I’ve been knitting with it, I think it would be nice for a scarf or wrap. It’s very soft and has great drape. So if I run out of yarn, or decide I hate the top after it’s finished, I guess that’s what this yarn will end up being.

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5 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Chris says:

    Wait, what yarn is it again??

  2. margene says:

    Cotton Fleece has redeemed cotton in my eyes. You were right about that.

  3. Cotton fleece is wonderful. Too bad I gave all of mine away. 😦 I can hear Margene saying that. 😀

  4. Anne says:

    Heh – I can TOTALLY hear Margene saying all of that. JUST like that. I haven’t worked with the yarn personally, but it sure appears to be working up nicely!

  5. Miss T says:

    I do like Cotton Fleece. Haven’t tried the Premiere, though. I hope it’s better than rumored.

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