Eco-stitch 100% linen
This simple top was made using 4 hanks of eco-stitch 100% linen DK weight.
I knit from the bottom up starting with a mesh stitch as a border. Linen yarn lends itself very well to mesh stitches. It looks much better than standard ribbing.
The front and back are a little shaped in towards the waist.
I didn't really follow a pattern but there are plenty of patterns on ravelry, which you can adapt, for example, the Ombre Tank pattern. I had to place the colour blocks strategically so I wouldn't need more than the 4 hanks of yarn (2 in the plain blue, one of each of the mottled shades).
The neck shaping on the front and the back is identical so the top is reversible. The colour blocks are in different places on each side, as you can see on the pictures below. The top can be worn either way round depending on which colour you prefer closer to your face.
Our DK/light worsted yarn is a thicker yarn. When knitted on size 3.75mm needles it gives quite a compact stitch. If you prefer a more sheer, airy effect, you can knit with larger needles. This would give a lighter garment and use less yarn. Personally, I prefer the look and feel of the more compact stitch.
The overall result is a lovely, soft top with a natural sheen and drape.
With linen you need to make your garments with a little positive ease, i.e. they need to be not too close fitting. This will show off the beautiful drape in the finished knitted fabric.
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