Pattern: Delineate by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Yarn: Shibui Knits Twig
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm) and US 2 (2.75mm)
Ravelry Link: here!
This year I finally made my first linen tank, a Mia, and I fell deeply in love. Linen and silk are so light and breathable that they’re refreshing to wear on a hot Texas day. When I saw the Delineate pattern in the spring issue of PomPom Quarterly I knew it was my next summer project. The perforated back allows for airflow, and Shibui Twig has the temperature benefits of linen and silk, plus the memory of wool. It has a neat construction – it looks like a two ply with a third thread plied around it, which contributes to the depth and richness of color.
I made a size with 0-1″ of positive ease and while I like the fit around me, the armholes are a little larger than I’d like. In the above photo you can see that my bra is visible on the side, and this is with it tucked up around the top of my bra band. Clearly you’re eschewing a bit of modesty to wear this tank over bare skin, but if I were to reknit it I would wait longer to split the front and back so I had a bit more fabric on the sides.
I had to special order this color, Pollen, in to my LYS and I am so glad I did. It matches these shorts I already had in my closet and coordinates beautifully with my preferred muddy pastel tones. It feels so good to complete a garment and have it feel like it was already a part of your wardrobe.
As much as I love a climate-appropriate top like this, the lure of snuggly sweaters is strong and I’m getting ready to dive back in to those! Are you still working on summer knits or ready to transition to fall knitwear?