I knit the Spring Garden Tee as a part of the Tops, Tanks & Tees KAL hosted by Shannon of luvinthemommyhood. The first one was when I test knit the pattern for Alana way back in 2010. This time around, I get to keep my SGT 🙂
I zipped through this one pretty quick and it is the most comfy tee to wear – cool, drapey and soft.
My gauge was spot on with this yarn (this never happens to me!!!) but when I knit my size as stated by the pattern, the tee turned out to be huge. So, I ripped and restarted a smaller size which turned out exactly the way I wanted :: just the right amount of ease.
However, a few inches after the yoke, I was totally not cool with the color-pooling since I didn’t alternate skeins! le sigh!! I didn’t want to rip a second time and decided that this pool-of-pink was to be a part of the “handmade charm” and kept on knitting!
Yeah… not sure that was a wise decision!!!
Of course, the highlight of this pattern is the lacy cap sleeve.
I’m undecided about this yarn – love the drape, but I’m not a big fan of the color pooling. I have a skein and a half leftover. Maybe a summer skirt for Kiki? This pattern gets a thumbs up from me, like all of Alana’s patterns.