Knitting a Summer Tank

A Sunny Days Tank - Front

Summer and knitting – do they go together?  Well they do if you plan on knitting something to keep cool in these hot humid summer days.  Each summer I like to knit at least one item that I can wear to keep cool.  This year I chose a pattern by Patons: the Sunny Days Tank.  While browsing a local yarn shop I came across a lovely yarn by Louisa Harding Yarns called Merletto.  Its unique texture is accented by the sheen of the viscose strand twisted with the matte linen strand.  I chose Lagoon for the color.  The weight is DK .  I prefer knitting with worsted weight or larger for garments because I can complete a project faster.  However, sometimes one has to bite the bullet and just go for it.

After making my gauge I discovered I needed to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern.  I am not always very good at this but it worked and I am very happy with the fit. What I love most about the tank is the lace pattern that adds detail to the bottom.

A Sunny Days Tank - Back

Sunny Days Tank Close-up

What are you knitting this summer?

Sonya Kay

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