Tuesday, August 08, 2017

pompano tank: louet euroflax yarn giveaway!

Read down to enter our  giveaway of  Euroflax Sport Linen yarn plus Kollage Needles to knit a Pompano Tank for yourself !

When knitting a Pompano Tank
Designer Kapur is to thank
It's quick and it's easy
The eyelet border's breezy
And it barely takes more than a hank.
Yup back at you with a limerick* introducing a spotlight on the Pompano Tank from Drop Dead Easy Knits. With bonus give away, thanks to Louet North America.
As I've mentioned here and here,  and many times before that, I'm all for knitting on the beach and wearing knits at the beach. Linen is pretty much the perfect fiber for both actions. When Kirsten Kapur designed the Pompano Tank for our book, I was all heck, yeah!  It's the kind of piece you can throw on over a bathing suit, over a camisole  or as a layer over a shirt. The simple A line shape and scoop neck is exactly my style. 
Is it yours, too? Enter our Pompano Tank GIVEAWAY by leaving a comment below, by midnight Sunday August 13th to win 5 skeins of Euroflax Sport in Eggplant (same colorway as our model Katrina is wearing here) and a 24 " size5 US Kollage Needle. Shipping included in US,  if winner is from outside US, you have to pay your own shipping (sorry)**
Last September, at the book launch party, I impulsively cast on a Pompano Tank for myself in wool.  Although I made a gauge swatch,  I (red flag!) didn't check the measurements of the size I chose to knit, against the measurements of my, ummm, body.  I know, idiotic...but I was basking in the glow of celebrating the book.  Long story short, I adored the knit, it practically flew off the needles in 3 busy weeks, but it doesn't fit me. Totally owning the error--I am considerably shorter than a size L waist to shoulder measurement. Not to mention wider in the hips. It is in my do-overs pile.
photo courtesy of Jani Estell...love her garden!
In more inspiring news, my wiser and immensely talented friend Jani Estell, over at Starcroft Wool and Yarns, knit herself this fabulous version of a Pompano Tank in her Fog yarn.  She lengthened the eyelet section and the stockinette above it, before the small amount of shaping toward the waist, creating a tunic out of the tank. Since it is a bottom up knit, you can slip it on, and decide exactly when to start the shape as you go.  I plan to copy her as soon as I can, because this tank/tunic could be a real staple for autumn outfits. or...dare I say it...a Rhinebeck debut?  We've got like 10 weeks, which is more than enough for this truly Drop Dead Easy knit...maybe you and I both should be casting on a Pompano for success?

*More Drop Dead Easy Knits spotlights can be found at these links, we're presenting them every 2 weeks. We joked about introducing them in limerick, I'm the one taking the joke too far....
Short Beach Shawl
Kiawah Pullover
Galworthy Gift Bag Parley Cardigan  
Abide Shawl Searsport Market Bag Glama Wrap Polliwog Baby Sweater 

**Kollage Needles are square and have super flexible soft cables, and nicely pointy tips. I personally love knitting with them. I hope you'll like them too. 


124 comments:

Karen51 said...

Such a pretty top, and I like the tunic length. It would be fun to knit.

Phyllis said...

How nice of Louet to choose my favorite color! And yes, it will play well as a "it's going to get hot later" fall or spring sweater.
Hope I win!
Phyllis
rowley.phyllis@gmail.com

AsKatKnits said...

Wow, I love Jani's version - what a great idea to knit it in wool. That would make it a wonderful transitional piece! (Not that I don't love the linen version, it is so awesome as well!)

Mary Lou said...

That clever Jani!

Michele said...

Love the tank, love the color.

Samantha Mauzerall said...

I would love to be able to wear this on the 2018 Thimble Island Knitting Cruise!

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Karen said...

Such a pretty top! Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol Gauthier said...

I would love to knit this!

Joanne O said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Just starting knitting linen. Love the Pampano tank design.

jan quarles said...

I would doubly love to knit this -- linen and eggplant! My favs!

Sherman Hill Knits said...

I'd love to make this.

Nancy Edwards said...

Great book. Would love to make this!

Carolyn Gifreda said...

I love this top! And I would love a chance to try the yarn and needles too. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Abby said...

Love it!

Happy Camper said...

I would love to make this! Thanks!

Jessica Johannesen said...

Super cute pattern that is definitely going on my to knit list! I love that it is bottom up too as my hips are more than a size bigger than the rest of my top half. Feels like that would make it easy to shape to really fit me.

And seriously What a great color! That eggplant would definitely look great over a black cami and under a nice cardigan to wear it in fall.

Margaret said...

I'd love to try out the needles, and also the yarn! Thanks for the giveaway.

Gail Marshall said...

I love Euroflax and the pompano tank looks like the perfect summer top

Serena said...

Love this tank and the color of the Euroflax yarn!

ccr in MA said...

Oh, I love the tunic length! I have a long torso, and some tops hit me just at the wrong place.

Mds said...

Love the eyelet border and the beautiful beach pics!

Carrie Richard said...

I love the tunic! Very curious about square needles. Do they end up with the same gage as their round counterparts?
Mrsgoldilocks@gmail.com

Tin Lizzle said...

That color is fabulous

Tin Lizzle said...

That color is fabulous

Sylvia Jordan said...

Love pattern, eggplant linen and want it!

Rose said...

Wishing, and hoping I win this! I've lost weight (intentionally) over the last six months and I'd love to celebrate by making this for me! And I'll wear it to Rhinebeck, even if I have to layer (highly likely to need layers)! Thank you!

Jen said...

Knitting this in blue right now, but would love to knit a second in the "original" color!

KCarney said...

What a great giveaway--and I love the color!

Sheri said...

Love this tank and the tunic length is wonderful. Just purchase Drop Dead Easy Knits and can't wait to knit this up.

Kathy said...

Love this eggplant color! I already have the book, maybe having the perfect yarn will motivate me to knit the sweater!

Tamra F said...

great color! i have the book and always wanted to make that top. cute and simple.

Amy B. said...

I have a pair of those needles and I love them. The eggplant color is beautiful. Would love to knit this! Yum!

Bonnie said...

That is a beautiful sweater, and I love the eggplant color! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Amy B. said...

Oops. Forgot to leave my email
amy@iceboxofpa.com

Anonymous said...

I asked for, and received Drop Dead Easy for Christmas last year. This pattern is one I have marked to make. Would be a special bonus to get complimentary yarn and needles to do so!!

Kathie Kacisek@ hotmail. Com

Fran said...

Beautiful! I've never knitted with Euroflax & have an expert knitter friend who can help me if I get stuck so would LOVE to try it. Thank you.

coryna blasko said...

I adore Euroflax, this pattern, and the colour. I've been thinking I need more linen in my wardrobe - winning it would be grand!

Margo said...

I love that color! I got the book last year and have admired this pattern.

Anonymous said...

What a cute tank! Here in Hawaii it would be a year-round wear! Love the color too! Winning would be really fun! Jane @ thezenkitchen@hotmail.com

Cheryl Hedlund said...

Perfect summer top. So breezy. Love that color of the sample the model is wearing.

Lee said...

Thank you for this opportunity to to win a fantastic fiber Euroflax and wonderful needles. This Pompano pattern looks so lucious

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of Euroflax and have made a lot of shawls, tops and accessories using it. It works great here in the hot/humid state of Georgia as well as when we go to visit family back in Florida. Eggplant has been one of my favorite colors since it was introduced.

auntmoe said...

I love this tank and Euroflax! What a great contest. Thanks for the chance to win.

MapleLeaf said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful prize!

La'Ketta said...

I have my own copy Drop Dead Easy Knits
I cast on a Pompano Tank, after receiving my copy. I made a huge mistake on the back, and failed to rip back and continue to knit.
I would LOVE a do over, working in the same yarn and color way
in order to take mine out of a time out project bag and complete it as well.

Anonymous said...

Love this tank and the color of the linen. Thanks to all for the opportunity.
janesezknit on rav

Anonymous said...

I seriously love this, the colour is perfect, thanks for sharing it xx

Suzanne Jewison said...

12.58pm suejewison @hotmail.com thanks

Annette said...

I love this!

Karen Droms said...

Not being a wool fan, I adore Euroflax. I have several tanks already knit in various colors, but could always use another!

Lorene Frischknecht said...

This tank is just the thing for summer! I love Euroflax and would love to have another garment made with it and the eggplant shade is so rich looking!

Ellen Bloom said...

Yes! Of course I'd like to be considered for this raffle!! Me! Me! Me! Pick me!!!

Wxw said...

I love louder euroflax. It gets softer and softer after you wash it. And the colors are amazing!

Heather J said...

The one tank I have done is with linen and is lovely. This tank looks very versatile and I love the tunic conversion you mentioned. Sign me up!

Anne McIntyre-Lahner said...

Beautiful pattern and beautiful yarn - looks like a joy to knit and to wear!

Doreen said...

I'd be glad to knit this lovely tank,
What if I can't in just one hank?
I'll use two even if it means ripping,
I'm from Canada, but I'd be glad to pay shipping.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Oh, Euroflax linen, oh, joy! Love that stuff. And Pompano is lovely, too. Thanks for giving us all some inspiration!

Slvrbrd said...

Would love a chance to work with the Euroflax linen and I hear the needles are especially wonderful for people with arthritis in their hands. That would be me!
Tank pattern is lovely also! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Unknown said...

Though I love knitting things at the beach
The Louet yarn is out of my reach
If perchance I should win
I shall have to begin
And thank Gale and Kirsten once, each.

Virginia Smith said...

Love Euroflax linen! Such a delight to work with!

Dari Trout said...

What a gorgeous combination of pattern and yarn! Always grateful for the opportunity to try something new.

Kym said...

I drool over this top every time I see it. I suppose I really should cast on . . .
(How did you like yours in wool? Other than the fact that it didn't fit, I mean. I think it would make a sweet fall layering piece!)
XO

Alwynn said...

Dying to knit with linen!

Candice said...

Wow! Love the design and the yarn is gorgeous. Your pictures are wonderful ! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Melanie said...

Love the colour, love the fibre and would love to try square needles. :-)

Diane Reid said...

I love the colour and the pattern. I would love to try knitting with linen!

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Stitches Well said...

That tank will look wonderful on me in that pretty blue Euroflax. I'd love to try It, I hope there is a size to fit me!

Joanne Myers Wildwoolly said...

Love this pattern and Euroflax drapes so beautifully!

Tiffany said...

What an awesome pattern! It is about to go in my favorites. Love the color of the giveaway yarn also.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great contest!
Linen is fabulous.
I am willing to risk shipping to Canada.
LisaRR

Kim said...

I'd love to knit this top! It's the perfect colour to wear with my steel grey hair.

robin54 said...

Love ❤ the color 🍆 ....plus I love Louet linen. Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely yarn & needles.

Jan Cooper said...

Oo, I've been thinking of casting on a nonwool tank to transition in fall. Thanks for reminding me of this pattern!

Gauss said...

How pretty! I would love to make this. Thanks for the giveaway!

Friender said...

This is so fresh and classy! I'm on vacation, knitting every day at the beach and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win and for making a great piece.

Katina said...

That is truly lovely -- perhaps it's time for me to tackle a knitted tank.

Jennifer Tripp Mead said...

Love the top and love the eggplant color! I'm on vacation on the Maine coast and have first hand knowledge of how useful a linen tank would be.

annethologist said...

Love the pattern - and the yarn colour is perfect!

Jamy Barab said...

The yarn and the tank are lovely. I would love to knit this one!f

Unknown said...

Love working with Louets linen and the square needles. Your tank top would be a plus to my wardrobe.

Lori in Michigan said...

Was just thinking about knitting a tank... Love the drape of this in Louet linen!

Olga said...

Pretty top and I love linen for summer.

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

This is one of several patterns I marked in the book as soon as my copy arrived. I love it, and still need to make it!

Pennie Boyett said...

I haven't knit with linen yet! Wouldn't this be a great opportunity? Yes, yes, yes!

Heather said...

Kirsten always has such wonderful designs. And living in Arizona, I can't pass up linen. I would love this in eggplant

Shing Hsieh said...

I love knitting linen in the summer and this is such a lovely top! Thanks for the giveaway.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Love this pattern and the different lengths

patriceod said...

This would be a great piece for the weather down here... have always wanted to try Euroflax.

Betsy said...

Would love to try knitting with linen. Such a great pattern, very versatile. Thanks for a contest.

Unknown said...

Euroflax is such a joy to knit, and this looks like the perfect project for it. Thanks for offering the give away.

Mary deB said...

Mary Lou sent me! That top looks lovely and I'd love some linen yarn, even if I have to pay to ship it to Canada!

Judy Phillips said...

Ah, I love Euroflax, and that tank! And that Eggplant color is everything....

Amanda said...

Lovely pattern, and sweet giveaway. I'm knitting a Kapur pattern right now, and enjoying it quite a bit. It would be fun to try my hand at this top. Thanks!

Vera said...

The Eggplant color is fabulous...and linen!!! Would love the chance to knit this.

Gail H. said...

I love the book, pattern, and the yarn!

Lisa said...

Fabulous and very generous giveaway! I love the colorway and the pattern! Thank you!
RAV= llmcguire

Sam said...

Love the color. Love the fiber (I can't wear wool).
Would love to win this. Will ok if I don't. Not uber happy but okay.

wordlily.com said...

I would love to win! I love linen, and that's one of my favorite colors! I'm wordlily on Rav.

Jo Anne W-M said...

I've liked this tank since the book came out. I'd like to knit almost everything in the book.

labfish said...

This is a beautiful top! It looks so comfortable. I have never knit with linen and would love to give it a try.

Anne Westbrook said...

Beautiful tank top in an amazing color!

Nicole Acuna said...

This would be a dream to knit!!! I not only loveeee the color but the design is beautiful :) it's so flattering

Connie Kline said...

My daughter will begin a new teaching job soon and this would make a lovely layering piece.
greyowl60@yahoo.com

MaureenTakoma said...

When I acquired the book I was surprised to see just how many of the patterns I wanted to immediately cast on. This tank was certainly on the list and I'd love to work it in eggplant.

Georgia Howorth-Fair said...

Purple is my color, and I love, love, love linen (living in Florida,it is the best)!

Pinkowski said...

I've never knit linen. This would be fun.

stacey said...

I've made two shawls and started a cardigan with Euroflax. Two of them were in eggplant! The yarn is a little bit of a pain to knit up, but the fabric after a few washes is so soft and comfy! I would love the chance to win more of this yarn!

C-A said...

Nice top. LOve it.

sprite said...

That's a really pretty tank top. When I knit my first tank top (more than a decade ago now), I was still a new enough knitter I didn't realize how it would grow and wore it to work just like a normal shirt. By lunch that damn thing was pinned to the top of my bra to keep it dipping any lower. Obviously I have worn it since, but always over another tank to avoid NSFW wardrobe malfunctions.

(I'm sprite on Ravelry, too, since I don't really want to leave my email address in a public forum.)

Nicole said...

That's a beautiful tank! Thanks for hosting the giveaway... time to go add the pattern to my Rav queue!

Trinity said...

I love linen tops and that color is a great one for all seasons.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Such a gloriously rich color, and the pattern is so stylish. Thanks for the giveaway. KittenWhiplash on rav.

hivetender said...

The eggplant euroflax is stunning. What a nice giveaway!

Elaine Lim said...

I really like Euroflax for summer knitting. The eggplant color is great for year round wearing and will be great for layering. Thank you for the giveaway.

SusanR said...

i love working with Euroflax and love Drop Dead Easy Knits. Fingers crossed.

Carol said...

I have been wanting to try Euroflax Linen for the longest time, and the eggplant color is beautiful.
Thanks so much for offering this giveaways!

Vivienne Shen said...

That color is gorgeous!

Robin Aronson said...

Have had this one on my list for a long time!

Robin Aronson said...

Robin.aronson@gmail.com

Kathryn Kienholz said...

Looks like a great knit piece!

Joan said...

Gorgeous pattern! And I love Euroflax!

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