Here comes the summer ...
To celebrate summer's arrival, I'm releasing a new knitting pattern, a tank top called Briza. It's available on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.
Pattern: Briza, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: DK weight cottons or cotton blends
Needles: US4 and US6
Briza features a crisp knit-purl stitch pattern set against a stockinette ground. It has a notched hem, and garter stitch edging on the neck and arms. The stitch pattern runs the entire length of the back, spicing up both the garment and the knitting process.
I knit the sample in Classic Elite's Classic Silk (50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon; 135yd/123m per 50g skein; color #6967, Wave Break), but you could substitute your favorite DK weight cotton or cotton blend.
One of my favorite things about Briza is the notched hem. It's made by knitting two pieces flat, then joining them on a circular needle. The tank is then worked in the round to the armholes. Only the shoulders require seaming.
A big, big thanks to Katie for her cheerful modeling. I loved her blue nail polish and collection of sunglasses! She was lots of fun to work with and came up with some funny and creative ways to solve the perennial problem of "What do you do with your hands when you're modeling that won't obscure the knitwear?"
Thanks also to Katherine for her expert tech editing, and to my sisters Jenny, Jackie, and Betsey, who are all knitting their own Brizas and have given me much helpful feedback.
Happy Summer Solstice!