The Kindness of Strangers
July 20, 2012
September 5, 2012

The Kindness of Strangers

Project info
Indium by Jennifer Dassau
Larger than the pattern!
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Pagewood Farm Verano
570 yards in stash
1 skein = 570.0 yards (521.2 meters), 150 grams
The Bead Place in Fairview Heights, Illinois
July 1, 2012

20 Jul
While the bust measurements on this pattern fit, there’s no way I can fit into something with a 29” top and I’m way more hippy than what the pattern produces, so I’ve done some swatching, measuring and lots of math and have come up with something that I hope (hope hope hope) will fit me!

22 Jul
I decided to just do one and a half repeats of the lace since I’ve made the straps longer (15”) and don’t want the lace to show too much of my bra.

25 Jul
Just under 5” of stockinette done. I hope I have enough yarn, but I’m thinking I won’t…. Yes, after measuring, I don’t have enough to make the stockinette section long enough. Eep.

26 Jul
Alrighty, I’ve frogged back to the second round of stockinette because I’ll be getting a second ball of yarn from the lovely lynetteack and I want to alternate the yarns to make sure there’s no line of demarkation between them. Now I just need to wait for the yarn to arrive then I can make up three days of stockinette knitting! Yay for more yarn! And yay for not having a belly-bareing shirt!

30 Jul
YAY! The second ball of yarn has arrived, thanks to the delightful lynetteack, so now I can get back to miles of stockinette, take two!

23 Aug
A few weeks of joint and shoulder issues have caused a massive slow down with this project, but I’m finally to the ribbing! I did about 12” of stockinette and I’m planning on just under 1-1/2” of ribbing. Will take a while, though, as I wait for my shoulder to straighten out and be usable again!

05 Sep
This has taken so much longer than it should have because of my shoulder issues, but I finally bound off today! YAY! Ironically, the finished tank weighs exactly 150g… the weight of one skein! So theoretically I could have finished this with the yarn I had instead of getting another ball, but really? I doubt it would have worked like that if I had had only one ball. Plus, knitting without freaking out about “can I knit it longer and still have enough yarn?” is much more happy-making!

Top = 32” / US3 @ 1.75” per repeat = 18 repeats = 198 sts
Body = 38” / US4 @ 5.625 sts per inch = 213 sts
Ribbing = 34” / US3 @ 6 sts per inch = 204 sts

With US3s - Straps. CO 39, strap 1 end, CO 52, strap 2 end, CO 39, strap 2 end, CO 52, strap 1 end, join = 198 sts.
Purl 1 round.
Lace rib = 18 repeats.
Purl 2 rounds.
Knit 3 sts, increase every 13 sts (15 increases) = 213 sts.
Switch to US4
Knit straight.
Knit 6 sts, decrease every 23 sts dec, k21 aroundecreases) = 204 sts.
Switch to US3.

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by Pagewood Farm
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570 yards / 150 grams

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  • Originally queued: July 1, 2012
  • Project created: July 20, 2012
  • Updated: September 6, 2012
  • Progress updates: 6 updates