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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Go Fish! - Kids Tank Top

We've been busy bees over at Petite Purls to get the Summer 2010 issue up and running. And what fun patterns there are - AGAIN - and for FREE!

This is the first time I’ve knit something for a boy for summer! Wow, I wonder why I haven’t done that earlier?

This design was definitely inspired by my boys’ love for the aquarium and all the colorful fish. And I love the air-conditioning during a hot summer day. :) So we're all happy campers.

The worsted weight 100% organic cotton yarn was provided by Blue Sky Alpacas, a great sponsor of the Petite Purls webzine. And what a pleasure it was to knit with! You should check it out for your next project - perhaps even a Go Fish tank top?

It's always fascinating to see how the original pattern submission turns into the final piece. For this issue my Go Fish tank top design went through some drastic color changes... my very bright and colorful tank top design for summer that was a lot of fun to knit:

 My 10"x5" submission swatch

But yes, if you don't live in a very sunny spot like Hawaii, California, or Florida this might be too much for you. Haha!

Isn't it amazing how different the two tank tops look even though they are the same design? So make sure to play around with color to find the combination that really works for you.

And if you are a designer, when you submit a design, don't be surprised if you are asked to change colors and/or even the yarn because your design will have to fit into the overall look and feel of a collection or magazine issue.

To read more about this and the other cute patterns, hop on over to Petite Purls or find it on Ravelry.