Summer of Basics Wrap-Up


FO #1: Saltmarsh Skirt

Size & Modifications:

I made this skirt in size 8 exactly as the pattern directed, just shortening it 7 inches so it would hit me mid-calf instead of at the ankle.


  • Saltmarsh Skirt pattern from the Merchant & Mills Workbook (which was available at my local library!)

  • 100% cotton handwoven cotton with a subtle stripe from Maiwa Handprints


2 meters at $15.00/m= $30.00 (Canadian Dollars)


FO #2: Striped beach tank

Size & Modifications:

I made this tank in a size S, the front of the tank was knit exactly as the pattern describes I just added the stripes. The back of the tank I modified so it would have a scooped back. I just cast off in the middle of the row where I wanted my scoop to start and then worked each side separately, decreasing in a nice sloped shape. This is my submission for #sob17bestmod


  • Beach Tank Pattern by Jess Schreibstein

  • 4 balls (2 black and 2 white) of Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn


4 balls at $2.50/ball + $7.00 pattern = $17.00 (Canadian Dollars)


FO #3: Palmer cardigan

Size &Modifications:

I shortened the cardigan by 2.75” and the sleeves by 1”.


  • Palmer Pattern by Michele Wang

  • 7 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in the colour Sweatshirt


7 skeins at $19.95/skein + $12.00 pattern = $151.65 (Canadian Dollars)