© Jess Schreibstein
I recently had the chance to go to D.C. for the first time and I had a great time. There was one thing I should’ve thought of before deciding to go to D.C. at the end of July, and that’s the heat. I mean whoa, at one point I think my sweat was sweating. I lived in Houston for seven years, but apparently I suppressed the memories of the ridiculous heat of the South. Needless to say, I was unprepared for the sweltering sauna the East Coast was offering. I tried to see as much as I possibly could. I went to some great museums: The Phillips Collection, The Sackler, National Museum of African Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I also walked around and saw a few monuments, but by my second to last day all I wanted to do was sit in an air-conditioned room and not move. Reminder to self when traveling in the summer: bring tank tops!
Here are some tanks that would’ve been extremely helpful to have while on my trip:
© Shibui Knits
Beach Tank and Shibui Knits Mix No. 15: Spaghetti Straps. I don’t think I’ve owned a spaghetti strap tank in ages, but now all I want to do is live in them. They take up very little space when traveling, and they are perfect to wear during the ruthless heat.
© Pam Allen
Forsythia: Pockets. Slightly fitted on the top and loose on the bottom. I love projects that will work in multiple ways. This tank has a color block section that gives it a little extra flair, but will look equally chic when knit in one color. It also has two cute pockets that can easily be left off. One pattern transformed into four. Forsythia will look great with a pair of shorts and will help take on the heat.
© Pam Allen
Lina: Classic tank. The shape of this tank is very classic, but with a twist. The bodice is knit in garter stitch adding a nice texture and the skirt is knit in stockinette. That means this tank only uses knit stitches. Lina would be a great everyday tank.