Friday, July 5, 2013

Finished Object Friday

I'm super excited for my most recent finished project. I made the child's tank top from the most recent issue of Knit Simple for my niece's birthday.

My niece is turning three (and wears 3s and 4s) so I made the size 4, which is the smallest size the pattern comes in and I used my size 7 circulars. Part of me wonders if I should have gone with the size 5 so she would have room to grow. I did end up adding half an inch to the body and half an inch to the strap to give it a little more room. (Poor J had to be my model to make sure it fit!)

My yarn was Violena - a DK weight, cotton rayon blend. Originally I wanted to do it in all pink but they didn't have enough of the yarn I wanted in the store. They did have enough of the lime green. So I decided to get creative and combine the two. Honestly now I'm so glad they didn't have enough pink because I absolutely love the color combination!

I had a lot of yarn left over so I decided to make a couple of barrettes to go with it. I think this may be my favorite part of the whole project!

One of my knitting books has a few different motifs in it including a flower and a leaf so those were the basis for the barrettes. I knit the flower on a size 7 needle and did the leaf on a size 5. I then stitched the flower to the leaf and hot glued the whole thing to the barrette.
I am so excited about this project! My Ravelry page is here. For more finished objects check out Tami's Amis.



  1. Oh my goodness, the cuteness is almost too much! What a great gift.

  2. Lucky niece! Adorable top and barrettes.

  3. Hi Kristen,
    I've just found Finished Objects link and there
    are some buy people out there!! Love the sweet
    clothing you've knitted and the colours are awesome.
    Cheers, Anita.

  4. ADORABLE! It gave me a big smile to see these. Nice work!

  5. Really cute tank top. I love the pink and green together.

  6. Adorable, love the color combination too. Pink and Green a little girl favorite for sure.

  7. Simply cute and the colors work great together:) I'm sure she'll love it.

  8. Love it! The colors are so fun and perfect for summer. The barrettes really make the outfit.