Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thalia

Allow me to introduce:

Thalia

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I'm still plotting to tweak some things for the final pattern, but for just me I'm happy with this shirt.

ETA: I should have mentioned this the first time I posted. My original vision was fairly different from this final version, but I held true to my desire for a tank top inspired by ancient Greek fashion. There is a reason that so many designers through the ages kept looking back to the Greco-Roman period for inspiration!

The ribbing pattern gives the impression of pleats, and the cowl neck gives real pleats and a pleasant drape.

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

mel said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations - this is a really beautiful design :)

Lystessa said...

8^D

Thank you ladies! I am pretty pleased with myself.

I had been thinking and working with this thing for a long time before I ever cast on, but I was still rather amazed at how neatly it came together.

I have nailed down the pattern in my size but I still need to finish fleshing out the other sizes. I probably won't get to do that until tonight or this weekend.

I also need to add in a few more directions for an alternate (less involved) ribbing in the torso.

Sarah said...

My goodness, WOW! That's gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Hi! I just saw the pic of Thalia in the new ravelry groups, and I was next to speechless upon finding the post here. It's absolutely gorgeous!

KrisSuthe said...

Gorgeous waist shaping with the inc/dec bit! Fabulous tank.