6.02.2010

Spring Garden Tee in Adult Sizes

Introducing... The Spring Garden Tee for adults!


Since I came out with the original Spring Garden Tee for little girls last year, so many of you have requested a grown up version. I hope you like it!


The Adult Spring Garden Tee is reminiscent of the children's pattern, but includes some more sophisticated, mature styling details. I love the new wide scoop neckline and the delicate sleeves. I also added waist shaping and extended the length on this version.


The result is a basic, well-fitting tee that is elegant, feminine and flattering. I hope that you enjoy making and wearing it!

I knit this up out of Be Sweet Bamboo which is an exceptionally beautiful yarn. The slight color variation, sheen and drape make the piece lay so nicely and look so decadent. The Champagne color that I used is such a great neutral that can extend even into the cooler months. I think that this top will also serve as a great layering piece in the fall.


Here is the pattern information for all of you interested in knitting it:

SIZE
28 [32, 36, 40, 44] (shown in size 32)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 28 [32, 36, 40, 44] inches (0 inches of positive ease)
Length: 20 [21, 22, 23, 24] inches from back neck after blocking
(Note: If using a 100% bamboo or silk yarn, please note that the garment will stretch with wear. If you are between sizes, it is advisable for you to choose the smaller size to ensure proper fit.)

MATERIALS
Be Sweet Bamboo [100% Bamboo; 110 yd/100m per 50g skein]; color: Champagne #623; 5 [6, 8, 9, 10] skeins or approx 540 [660, 780, 910, 1040] yds of a dk weight bamboo or similar yarn.
1# 24” US #6/4mm circular needle for smaller sizes
1# 32” US #6/4mm circular needle for larger sizes
1# 24” US #5/3.75mm circular needle for neck and sleeve edging.
2 pieces of scrap yarn to serve as stitch holders
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

GAUGE
24 sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles




In case you are wondering.. No. I didn't lose weight, grow a few inches and dye my hair. :)

This lovely model is Julie Crawford from the amazing Knitted Bliss blog. (www.knittedbliss.com) She did a wonderful job and I am so pleased that she agreed to model for me.


Kits for the Adult Spring Garden Tee are available through One Planet Yarn and Fiber.

Click HERE for the kits.

There is also a Knit-a-long for the Spring Garden Tee HERE. I hope that you will join us!




This pattern is now available in French!/Ce modèle est maintenant disponible en français! Click here!



23 comments:

Ms. Knitpicky said...

I love how you made this all grown up.

What did you think of the yarn you chose for it?

Elly said...

Absolutely gorgeous ALANA! What a great design :)

~Eliana~

Chantal B said...

lovely...

Rachel said...

beautiful!

Lucy Chen said...

Love it! It's beautiful!

Silvia M. said...

Gorgeous!

The Unraveled Librarian said...

That is beautiful! I love the length; it really does make the tee more sophisticated.

Katrina said...

These pictures are gorgeous, and they really show off the beautiful Tee to perfection. Being a greeneyed blonde, I would love to knit this in the olive green shade.

Shantiananda said...

Wow. That is gorgeous - I am not normally a fan of knitted tees, but i think I might just have to make this one for myself! (in a few months - it's midwinter here now!) Truly gorgeous!

I also have a question though - that skirt looks awesome with it - where can I get one?

ladysaphira said...

Beautiful top, and I love the photography too!

knittinwolf said...

Just gorgeous!

ZuzanaK said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Renee said...

So elegant! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Erron Rose said...

This is fantastic. Beautiful :]

preita.com said...

What a great classic design!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful. Hope to win the Champagne color.
Mary Ann Pastene

pearl said...

gorgeous! your design, your photography, your model, your knitting - it's all gorgeous!
the scoop neck is so pretty and feminine.

Kristen said...

I LOVE this, its in my queue. Great photos too:)

Ellen said...

Lovely pattern! I think I would like to make it in the rose pink...or maybe sky blue....

sconelady said...

It is simple yet elegant. Would love it in almost any color.

Ninja Ryder said...

I love your beautiful design, it's just what I've been looking for! I have a fit question: the design has 0 ease, and that's great, but is the model wearing it with 0 ease or with negative ease or?? I get a little hung up on that when trying to pick a size. Is she wearing her exact bust measurement? Thanks for your help.

Alana said...

Hi Ninja Ryder:

The model measures 32" and is wearing a size 32. So 0 inches of positive ease. The top is 100% bamboo though so it has a tendency to stretch and not cling tightly to the body. If you were using a different fiber, there might be a difference in fit.

:) Hope this helps!

Ninja Ryder said...

Thanks, just ordered the pattern. It's really so pretty! I love the sleeves, especially.