4.25.2007

My Bamboo Ballerina tank

I forgot to mention that I finished the Bamboo Ballerina from SWTC last week. Here is the finished tank surrounded by paper made from recycled elephant poop- yummy!!! I ended up making a smaller size than the pattern since all of our store models are insanely anorexic and normal clothes don't fit them; even the size I made ended up being slightly too large. At some point Sarah and I are going to make models in our sizes. That way we can wear the items we make for the store after the season is over.
The pattern is free purchase and uses 3-5 balls depending on the size you make. The pattern was super easy and I would recommend it to a beginning knitter. The shaping is very flattering to all sizes which is something you don't see very often. I have 2oz. of bamboo left so I might make a facecloth with the leftovers since I really like working with the yarn.

4 comments:

CraftyGirl83 said...

This is really, really pretty. I love the color you chose. :)

sarah said...

That is so pretty! The blue is gorgeous. How long did it take you to make? I want to try a garment so badly, but a freaking newborn sweater almost did me in. Eek!

robyn said...

It took me a few months to knit the back because I was procrastinating and less than a week to knit the front. It's a really simple pattern which can be boring at times, but I really like the final product.

Carly said...

That is so pretty! I wish the pattern was still on SWTCs site, I have a bunch of balls of bamboo in Esquire just waiting for a project . . .