Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Wee Wednesday FO: Creamsicle Tee
I like orange on babies, especially my baby. I think she can rock citrus colours way better than I can:
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering in 'Orange Blossom'
Needles: 2.75 and 4 mm (US 2 and 6)
I love this little tee pattern, particularly how the lace is used to create little puff sleeves. Some of the construction is a little unusual, such as the beginning of the round is in the middle of the knit, not on the side where a 'seam' would be. It's not the end of the world, but it means that you need to pay very close attention to how you weave in that end because of the high visibility location. There are a few things about it that I would change, if I knit this again- you use a larger needle for the lace and a smaller needle for the stockinette, which to me seemed odd. I'd use the larger needle for the stockinette as well, I think it would make for a better fit over chubby baby tummies. I also wish that I made this a bit longer, so I'm considering ripping back to the lace and redoing the stockinette in a larger needle and for another inch or so longer.
Also, in the 12 month size the pattern doesn’t totally line up the same on the front and back… and I ripped it back several times before I realized that it wasn’t going to match up, and just kept going. But overall, the tee is a very quick knit, and I love the style of it. Ravelled here.