Last week you had a little time to catch up, and now we’ve got something that looks like a tank! Which is exciting, since we’ve got quite a few prizes for those of you who finish by end of this week.
This Week’s Holla Back Tank Goal: Finish your tank, including edgings around the neck and sleeves, and the band along the bottom.
This week we’ll completely finish our tanks. The edgings around the neck and sleeves are not only pretty to look at, they also reinforce a stretchy neckline. A few of us in the forum have said that the neckline is a bit low for our tastes, and your edging can help bring it in a bit. Just pick up a few less stitches for a tighter neckline, or K2Tog on row two in the corners to tighten it up.
With the bottom band, you have decisions to make. Pick up one stitch for every row for a loose band, or skip every 4th stitch for a tighter band, making the tank look a bit more blouse-y (I’m going for this style). If you think your tank could use a little more length, you can easily add some here. Cast on 14 stitches as written and you’ll add about 2.5″ to the bottom, so cast on more or less as desired.
Now this is important:
If you finish your tank by the original deadline – Midnight on Sunday, October 14th – you will be entered to win as per usual. However, only one person will win on Monday, October 15th, and that person will get to choose their prize (full list here). Whoohoo!
But if you need a bit more time, we’ll have a second deadline – Midnight on Sunday, October 21st – and anyone who finishes by then will be entered to win the remaining prizes. I’ll choose randomly and announce those winners on Monday, October 22nd.
For both giveaways, just post your picture in the Finished Holla Back Tanks thread. This way we can include as many of you as possible in the giveaway, and also give you enough time to finish those tanks.
I can’t wait to see your finished tanks!
Good luck, Holla Knittas!