Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Fantastic Custom Labels

I found Ikaprint on Etsy (don't you just LOVE Etsy) and placed an order through their website.  They produce custom labels of AMAZING quality.  You can upload text, see how it looks on your screen, and order everything online.  It takes about a month to receive the labels but considering that they ship from France, the whole process is relatively quick.  They offer labels with a fold line at the bottom, so the top two raw edges can be stitched into a seam, especially useful if your knitting skills are better than your sewing skills. You could put care instructions on the back if you'd like.  I tell everyone to "hand wash/lay flat to dry" all of the hand knits, but a reminder on the label isn't such a bad idea.

I'd love to see your labels if anyone has a favorite!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Summer Seed Tank

This easy-to-knit tank top features an all over seed stitch which provides enough texture so the tank top can be worn without a bra.  The straight, easy design is flattering, easy to wear and easy to knit.  Without shaping, sleeves nor neckline finishing, this knits up quickly and is a great project for the warmer weather.  The combination of tween cotton and seed stitch makes for a nicely textured fabric which supports the jagged or "stepping" look of the front and back neckline edges.  

Skill Level - Easy

Sizes:  Women's XS (S, M, L, XL)  (Shown in Size XS)
Finished bust sizes 29 (32, 36, 40, 44)" or 74 (82, 92, 102, 112) cm

Yarn:  2 (2, 3, 3, 3) balls Kraemer Tatamy Tweed DK (pictured in color Cherry) or 500 (500, 750, 750, 750) yards of DK weight cotton/acrylic blend.

Needles:  US Size 4 (3.5 mm)

Gauge:  21 sts & 33 rows = 4"/10 cm over seed stitch

Other Materials:  Stitch holders

This fun pattern is available as a downloadable PDF for $3.99

For more pattern details:  Link to Pattern  

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At your service!  As always, my email is included in the pattern, so if you have any questions while knitting, please email me.