Pattern: Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm)
Yarn: Anzula Cricket
- I used a worsted weight instead of a DK weight
- Lengthened straight portion of waist by 1"
- Did a 10% decrease before the garter stitch trim to prevent flaring
- Knit garter stitch trim flat
This is the first short sleeved top I've ever made, so that was kind of new and fun. It also means I have a lot of yarn left over, because I almost always buy a sweater's quantity. I'm thinking of making the Summer Flies shawl with the rest.
The only thing I don't really like about this top is the way the back neck droops. I thought my blocking would help it out, but it didn't do much. Here's an unflattering picture to show what I mean.
But, slight droop aside, it is a very beautiful knit and I know I will be wearing it a LOT. The Anzula Cricket was such a pleasure to knit with and it feels wonderful on my bare skin. (I'm one of those people who thinks wool is itchy. I love to knit with it, but if I wear it I usually put on a long sleeve shirt underneath.) I adore the color ("Madam" was the name of the colorway) and all in all I'm very happy with how fast this knit up.