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Monday, June 22, 2009

Eyelet Rib Tank

I picked up a copy of the July 2009 Creative Knitting Magazine and fell in love with this top, actually with several of the tops this issue. If you want the issues it is available until the end of June before the September issue comes out.

The design called for Lion Brand's Cotton-Ease of which I had ordered 10 balls of Lime, a beautiful green. It is described as Granny smith apple green (pictured at left).
I just finished one ball if it and got 6" completed. I decided to measure a favorite top from armhole to the edge of the top which measured out to 16". I wanted a tunic length. I am also thinking af adding some sleeves to the design. I will have to see once I try it on.

I am still having issues with lifting my injured right arm above my head.

Here are some of the other tops that I have fallen in love with.

1) Gentle Lace
Design by Celeste Pinheiro
A lovely topper for a dress or tank, knit from the top for easy fit!

2) Flirty Top
Design by Ann E. Smith
The modest bodice balances a lacy lower skirt for fun!

3) Cabled Sunshine
Design by Kathy Perry
The cables speak softly in a delightful top accented with pearl buttons.

4) Cabled Edge Top
Design by Melissa Leapman
Generous cabled ribs grace the borders of a sweater for office or afterward.

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Cora Shaw (formerly Levesque)