If you cast your mind back to these posts , you’ll understand that I’ve been brewing & stewing, writing, test-knitting and refining this design for several months now, having knit one after another. I’ve been having some major knitting epiphanies and feeling very excited about it all.
Notice how it drapes so well on the chair ? That is because it is a fairly delicate creature, with polite, well-mannered and refined character ~~ yet rugged , made of durable sock yarn, and ready for adventure !
This tee is knit with fingering weight sock yarn on size #6 needles, and it has created an exquisite sheer quality one doesn’t see unless it is held up against back-lighting.
And it is a very fine fabric indeed, so when it is folded, it lays in a discreet , low-profile sort of way. It just screams springtime! And summer too!
Pour yourself a cold drink, and pour yourself into this delightful knitted top, it has just the right amount of negative ease, as it possesses impressive resilience. Not to mention cheerfulness unique about itself, what with all those tiny stripes melting into one another. It just invites compliments from every angle !
It has raglan decreases at the shoulders (even through the neck ribbing), is totally seamless as it is knit in-the-round, has single row color changes (pin-stripes as I call them) , provisional cast-on bottom and sleeves, and . . .
miles of 2-stitch cord bind-off , finishing a single rib , wide, but not too wide, which makes a lovely neat, sophisticated edge.
A well-mannered sweater tee indeed, and it’s being posted to Vancouver very soon, to live with Maya !
Pattern for Pin-Striped Sweater Tee is HERE