Watched it dry... re-measured... it dried some more...biting of finger nails... re-measured... back on the blocking board... more drying... a bit more biting of finger nails...a trip in the machine dryer... re-measuring...
What do you think??
I may have been freaking out for no reason? It is a bit longer than I would probably like, but I could always rip out an inch of the crochet bottom if it ends up really bothering me.
So, here are the specs:
Pattern: W from Knitty Spring 2005, size Medium.
Yarn: Tess' Superwash Merino, one hank (8 oz/560 yds.) - Exactly 30 grams left over.
Needles: Addi Turbos, size 8s.
Alterations: I had to change the needle size used to obtain gauge due to using an alternate yarn then what called for in the pattern. I also knit the tank in the combo-continental method, and I did wrap all the yarn overs - even in the garter stitch sections. I also crocheted the bottom band instead of using garter stitch. And, under the recommendation of a couple of experts, did one round of single crochet around the necklines and around the arm-holes. This gave it an overall clean finish.
Impressions: Love the pattern and love the yarn. Would definitely make again as it was a fairly quick knit for me and a good use of hand-dyed yarn. It was a change of pace to knit something side-to-side versus bottom-to-top, but I enjoyed it.
(P.S. - Sorry E!)