Today started off rather sleepy. The past few days I’ve been dragging, but last night I got myself dressed up and went to dinner. It was fun, but knocked me on my butt. I slept until noon. What??! I know I’m not feeling well when that happens. I’m usually an up by 7 on the weekends kinda person.

Anyway, with the slow start to the day I felt like the afternoon/evening should be a little productive, so I sat myself down to write up the Avalon Tank Top. This simple top is knit up using Lion Brand Yarn’s Mako Cotton. Normally I’m not all about the cottons, however this particular yarn is so light and airy that I forget that’s what it primarily is (it’s 6% nylon).

I wrote the pattern up in sizes 34 (36, 40, 44.75, 48.5, 52.25)” finished bust. I made the 36″ size for myself (zero ease). I love the way it fits! I wore it to work last week and it was comfortable. Success!

The next step is to get some decent pattern photos and have the design test knit. (Wanna give it a go? Email me! FiddleKnitsDesigns@gmail.com) I’m particularly interested in making sure the larger sizes come out ok.

The front of the Avalon tank has a hight neck. The back sport a V-neck shape. The whole design is very simple. The one thing to watch is your gauge. I found that I needed to drop down a needle size when I began working in rows so that my gauge matched the lower body better (which is worked in rounds).

After this one is all wrapped up I have another Mako Cotton tank in the works. This time I used the electric blue color and am working from the top down.

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