I’ve got twin sisters who recently had birthdays, and I wanted an excuse to knit a couple tanks I had my eye on. I loved all the tops from Quince & Co’s Sparrow Sans collection and really wanted to knit with linen. I think Quince & Co puts out the most patterns of any company that I instantly love. I have been staring at their patterns and yarn for a while so I was excited when my sister Emily said she wanted me to knit Saco Stripes for her. I ordered three skeins of Sans and one of birch to make her the 30.5 size.
I gave my sister Sam a couple choices that I thought she might like and she went instantly for the Kit Camisole by Bristol Ivy (whose designs I also seem to gravitate toward). The great thing about knitting for my sisters is that they are tiny, so it is cheap to knit for them. My sister Sam is so small though that it looked like the smallest size would overwhelm her, so she decided on the Stoxa Tank instead. I bought some Shibui Staccato from my LYS, which is a merino silk blend.
Since I liked Kit so much…I decided to make it for myself. I just so happened to order enough linen from Quince to make one. Funny how that happened. I got the Banyon colorway which is a little bit of a branch out for me but I love the way it ended up. I will put some pictures up when I can take them.
Not knitting sleeves made these go so quickly. I think I enjoyed knitting the Stoxa Tank the most, the lace repeat made it go really quickly and the yarn is beautiful.
The twins’ tops are in the mail… I’ll do a post for each one with some better pictures once I get some of everyone in their tops!