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!|
*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
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.