It has been a hot & humid summer & some days, knitting is almost unbearable, especially with wool. But I can't live without knitting, even for a day. So I went through my stash & found 4 balls of lovely, smooth, cool cotton which have been sitting in the stash for the last few years.
I have never knitted with this cotton & bought them at a sale & there's about 600+ yds in those 4 balls. This is the perfect yarn for hot weather knitting. So, now to find the right pattern & I found the Spring Tee.
It's a top down, seamless tee & will be perfect for summer, spring & even autumn wear.
I had a complicated start as I did not want the low neckline, so I used the smallest size (28') for the neck & then increased to the next 2 sizes (32 & 36) for the yoke & sleeve. I think at the end of all these changes, my numbers did not add up but I didn't care as it was just plain knitting with a little shaping for the rest of the body. I love the little cap sleeves with the lace detail .....
..... then, I decided to do something different for the bottom portion & that took a bit of knitting & ripping & knitting & ripping ..... until I had it right.
I split the bottom of the tee & knitted the lace pattern on the front & the back & I love it.
I enjoyed knitting with the cotton & it's also lovely to wear - so soft & cool, the perfect Summer Tee (sorry, I have not taken any pictures of me wearing it).