***This is the pattern to knit this project, not an actual garment***
The Toula Summer Tank Top features a diamond lace pattern for the torso which is the same for the front and back of the garment. It comes together and features a lace motif in the center just below the V-Neck. This yarn is a wonderful blend of Viscose, cotton, and linen and has a slight sheen to it and is a light enough fabric to wear in summer. This pattern is for the more advanced knitter and should be familiar with shaping techniques and comfortable with a variety of stitches. The pattern mostly features charts with little written instruction, but should not be difficult to follow.
***Please take the time to knit a stockinette swatch using US size 5 Needles to check the gauge of this project. I tend to knit quite tight and checking your gauge may save you a lot of time and frustration. It also could be the difference between using different size needles for this project.***
At the Vogue Knitting LIVE! show in Pasadena this year, with my knitted tank top on display, I had a few people ask, "why the name Toula?" for the design. Honest answer; from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Back in 2010 when I first came up with the idea for this tank top pattern I was quite enamored of the film. After leaving an unhealthy and controlling relationship a few months prior, I was drawn to anything that reminded me that real love is kind and giving. The story of a woman finding herself, coming out of her shell, embracing the world and meeting a man who loves her for who she is.
I suppose it is fitting that I was inspired to publish the pattern this year after finding that kind of man, who loves, accepts, encourages, and inspires me. Publishing took much longer than I had hoped, but I have many things in my life that I try to juggle and maintain and it takes a lot of time and focus to publish patterns. I am elated that it is finished and am very pleased with the results. I hope you will enjoy it too! Please like, love, and share!
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