Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along!!!!

gemini by jane richmond
it's time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  i'm so excited!!!!! the new knit along is here folks!  it's the "tops, tanks & tees knit along"!!!!  do you love it?  i do!!!!  betcha thought we were doing shawls didn't you! lol!  i'm a firm believer in not forgetting to knit for yourself in the warmer seasons and tops, tees and tanks are the perfect summertime wardrobe staple so why not knit some this year? gone are the ugly, boxy sacks made of scratchy fibers that once bore a faint resemblance to a top or tee.  bring on the feminine, curvy, lacy, light, swingy, airy, sexy, and oh, so stylish knits we can now proudly call tanks tops and tees!  yay!

gemini by jane richmond
we're getting you all geared up for the summer sweater knit along and thought this would be the perfect interlude to dip your toes in the garment knitting pool.  learn some new techniques, master a pattern, use a yarn you never have, think outside the box and whip yourself up a gorgeous new addition to your summer wardrobe. bring out the linens, cottons and the lightweight breathable yarns and let's get spoiling ourselves!  don't be scared if you're fairly new to knitting - tops, tanks and tees are the perfect place for you to start experimenting with something larger than an accessory.  with our groups help, cheering, hand holding and applause you WILL  make it through and you WILL be wearing that super sassy shirt all. summer. long.

calla cami by carrie bostick hoge
as you can see from some of the pics above i've got a thing for the gemini top by my super talented pal jane richmond.  even though my folder was filled with pics of other tops this one has stolen my heart.  from the moment jane revealed it to me post knit in our lys i've been dreaming about making myself one.  i heart the lace detail and the fact that it's reversible. yes.  us gemini's love a dual personality.  so i will be whipping up a gemini for myself for this KAL ladies.  i'm still awaiting my yarn to arrive so i'll give you a sneak peek at that next week :)
1. edie by michele wang 2. francis by olga buraya-kefelian

in the meantime we're starting this kal off a little differently than all the rest.  instead of just jumping right in this is a heads up that the kal is starting.  we got lots of feedback from you ladies asking for lead time to get your pattern chosen and yarn ordered.  so we're going to try that out this time round and see how it goes.  let us know your thoughts k?  and the button...where's the button...well it's coming.  look for it in the next 2 weeks! i love how much you all love my kal button's so it will be ready soon for you all to hopefully sport on your blogs :)

i've chosen my pattern to knit but i still love giving you guys some hits of inspiration.  there's pics throughout this post of patterns i love and here's some more of my fave top, tanks & tees patterns....

hester pullover by amy herzog

ready to hear the deets?  here's the info my knitty pals...

start date:  april 11th, 2012
end date:  may 23rd, 2012 (the prize winners will be announced the following week)

*both knitting and/or crocheting is accepted and encouraged :)

enter the tops, tanks & tees knit along here:

*you must be entered & have started a project to be eligible for the giveaway at the end of the knit along.

you can follow along with all things tops, tanks & tees kal here:

i'm so excited you guys! i seriously cannot wait to see which patterns you ladies choose, the yarns you pick up and how lovely you are all going to look in your new spring tops, tanks and tees!  so go tell your friends, hit up your lys, grab a cup of coffee and let's get knitting!!!  what do you think? you likey?  you excited too?