Knitting, Projects

Opal Tank Minipost #1

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Today I’m introducing the first of many knitting works-in-progress (WIPs). I’ll sprinkle these mini-posts throughout my blog, like adding a pinches of red pepper flakes to pizza.

Portuguese knitting with grey yarn

The opal tank


The Opal Tank was designed by the amazing Two of Wands. You can find her website here and her instagram here. I’m obsessed with her classic, versatile pieces.


coboo yarn by lion brand

Coboo by Lion Brand Yarn in silver. For once I decided to use the same yarn as the designer for a pattern –although I was a little worried at first since I bought the yarn without feeling it. Once I got my hands on it all worries were gone because Coboo is sooo soft and drapes beautifully. I won’t deny it, when I first started knitting I thought to use super soft yarn – my favorite kind – you had to spend mucho dollars. Happily, I have found several Lion Brand Yarns that are so soft and fun to work with–my wallet will be happy for a while.


I’ve been working on the Opal Tank for about a month – off and on in between other projects of course. I’ve finished the front section of the tank. The Opal Tank is knit flat in two sections, then seamed up the sides and top of the straps.

one half of a grey knitted top

Since it is stockinette, I’m flying through the tank top and hope to have it done in another week or two. It’s going even faster with Portuguese knitting since every other row is straight purling (which is so fast).

What summer project are you knitting right now? Drop a picture in the comments, I’d love to see it!