I have a lot of friends who put away their knitting for the summer. Most of them just can’t stand to touch wool when the temperatures begin to climb into the 80s and 90s, but I think they’re missing out on some great summer knitting. Katie’s Lotus Blossom Tank is proof that your needles don’t have to go into storage.
Katie knit her tank with 5 skeins of Hempton, a cotton, hemp, and modal blend. Many people shy away from hemp yarns because they can be a little rough on the hands, but Hempton is like no other hemp yarn. The cotton and modal keep the yarn soft and easy to knit, with the added durability of hemp.
The pattern is from the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. Katie modified the patterns slightly to fit her shape by adding an extra repeat of the lace pattern and working in bust darts.
Thanks for showing off your tunic, Katie!