Pattern: Tarmac Tank by Anna Maltz from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue Summer 2018
Yarn: YOTH Best Friend in Oyster (trim color) and Mint.
Needles: US2 (2.75mm)
Size: 3 (37 3/4″ bust)
Ravelry Link: here
Started: September 10, 2018
Completed: September 10, 2019
In my continued quest to expand my warm weather me-made wardrobe, I made this swing-y tank out of a cotton/wool blend. It’s so pleasant to toss on in the worst of the heat and still feels cute. If you’re going to sweat on your clothes, natural fibers make it a more comfortable experience.
My one complaint about the pattern is that the armholes are much too big. I had read this in the project notes on Ravelry, but entirely forgot to compensate for it when I was knitting. Since taking these photos I have been wearing it with a cute bralette like my Josephine Swing Top and I am finding I like that look better. The oversized armholes definitely are not going to keep me from wearing this top a ton!
I really like how the stripes worked out. I’m not sure how well it reads in the pictures, but this tank is knit from a pale blue grey and a mint-y blue in single row stripes. I like how it reads as solid-colored from a distance and the colorwork is only visible once you get nearer.
Are you a fan of colorwork with colorways of similar values? Let me know!