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:
28 [32, 36, 40, 44] (shown in size 32)
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.)
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
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!