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.

Spring Garden Tee (Ravelry notes)
Pattern: Spring Garden Tee – Adult Sizes by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Araucania Ruca Solid in color 120
Needles: Size US 5, 6/3.75, 4 mm

7 thoughts on “Spring Garden Tee The Second

  1. sue

    I love the color and I think the pooling looks okay in your tee. I never seem to have nice pooling in handknits and I end up ripping them back!


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