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Jaime's Knit Beach Tank

One last summer knit you guys! I couldn't resist test-knitting this brand new, first pattern from Jess Schreibstein. You might know Jess as thekitchenwitch on instagram and I was pretty excited when she announced the Beach Tank. I knit it up before it was released and am happy to report on my last summer knit of the season: a cotton knit tank!

Pattern: Beach Tank by Jess Schreibstein
Yarn: Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton in Nude Pink and Timber Wolf (held together) 2 balls in each color
Size Made: Small
Modifications: I seamed the whole side up and did not leave an opening at the bottom

I was super excited about this pattern for a few reasons, but mostly because it would give me a chance to try out a new yarn we recently started carrying: Wool in the Gang's Shiny Happy Cotton. This dk weight cotton yarn comes in a stunning palette. The opportunity to knit two colors together in this marled tank was more than I could resist. I obsessed long and hard about my color choice, but finally decided on a subtle beige and pink. This was my first time ever knitting with cotton yarn (!). I have to report I enjoyed it more then I was expecting. The yarn is lovely to work with even without the elasticity I'm used to. This cotton is super soft and the hand of this fabric is thick and drapey, but cool enough to wear on these last 90 degree days we're having here.

This pattern was a great summertime knit. Beach Tank is easy to follow and execute and oh-so-fast on size 9 needles! The tank is knit in two pieces and seamed up the side. The i-cord straps are a cinch to make and a fun way to finish the tank. It only took me a week to knit this up which is great because that means there are still plenty of opportunities to wear it. This is Jess's first pattern and it makes me excited to see what she comes up with next.

This tank is great to wear with high-waisted jeans or skirt and I can't wait to wear it over my swimsuit on the beach. If you're looking for quick gratification and a last summer hurrah, look no further! Okay, now back to wool.

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