Larking About by Dallas Ann Prentice

Pattern on Ravelry: Larking About

Designer: Dallas Ann Prentice of The Violet Pie

Photographer: Diana DeGarmo

Sizes Included:30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)” / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

About the Pattern: Summer is fairly awful for me. I sunburn in the shade, I can’t wear my hand knits, and the humidity makes it almost impossible to knit. I set out to create something, anything, to knit and also wear in the heat and also layer under linen button downs to protect my skin. It also needed to be made out of one skein for at least half the sizes. With all that in mind, Larking About nearly flew off my needles, and I met all my goals! 7 sizes only use 1 skein and I’ve already worn it a number of times to picnics, bonfires, and train adventures this summer without overheating!

Larking About is a classic bottom up design with an overall minimalistic approach. Since it’s worked seamlessly bottom up, it’s the perfect project to bring to your neighborhood block party or late summer bonfire. The tank is truly a year ’round piece if you layer it under jackets or sweaters during cold months, making it the perfect addition to a capsule wardrobe.

Last Note: The title “Larking About” came because I had a weird dream about Flower from Bambi wearing my tank as she frolicked through a field.