When I was contacted by Alana of Never Not Knitting to do a test knit for her, I jumped at the opportunity.  I have a few of her patterns in my library and have even knit a couple of her lovely designs.  She is a fantastic designer and I knew that she would put out a great pattern that would be fun to knit.


The Spring Garden Tee in adult sizes

This is the grown-up version of her previously published pattern for girls and features some changes such as waist shaping and a scooped neckline.  The yarn that she sent me for this test knit was Be Sweet Bamboo which is such a lovely yarn :: blocks beautifully and is so cool to the touch – literally!  The finished Tee has a lovely drape to it and is perfect for summer wearin’.

Spring Garden Tee

Pattern: Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Be Sweet Bamboo in “Meadow”
Needles: Size US 5/3.75 mm and US 6/4 mm

Love, Love, Love this pattern!  There’s a KAL for this design on the NeverNotKnitting Ravelry Group.

The fun didn’t end with the knitting. I got to play with picture-taking too 🙂  Pictures were  taken by Le Hubster at Burnaby Mountain which is a great place to enjoy the panoramic views of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore.

Love the rustic Totem Poles (I think that’s what they are)

13 thoughts on “The Spring Garden Tee

  1. Kelly

    Thanks Preeti!!! Now I want one……..
    It just so happens I recently bought two skirts like the one you’re wearing and have no tops to wear with it!!!
    Love the green it looks perfect on you. Might I also add its crazy how much I can see your daughter like you in that first picture. I never noticed before now.


  2. Jocelyn

    I love those bust darts! They’re almost design elements, huh?
    Great knitting – Alana could not have asked for a better test knitter.
    How many skeins again?


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