Knitting

Finished | Mykonos Tee.

details on Ravelry here

Can tell how much I love it?

This is one of the new patterns from Churchmouse – the Simple Tee. And simple it is: a back and a front in straight stockinette with side slits, a little cap sleeve and lovely details (slipped stitches on the exposed edges, sloped bind-offs for the neck and shoulders). They show the pattern in Shibui Twig and if four of my last six projects had been something other than Shibui (yikes – and two of them were Twig!) I would’ve used it. Instead I chose Berroco’s Mykonos – a new yarn this spring that’s a nice blend of linen, nylon and cotton. It’s a little thick/thin which gives the finished fabric some interest.

My only modification was to shorten the body 2″, but after it “rested” on my dress form for a week it grew about 1/2″, so it’s really just 1-1/2″ shorter. It still works.

Katie paid me the finest compliment when she said she couldn’t wait to borrow it (maybe next year? when she gets those white jeans back, too?!) I always have fun when she takes the photos…thank you, Katie!

The pattern also includes a shorter version with sleeves, which they show in Kidsilk Haze. I really don’t like knitting with the stuff, but boy would it be nice to have a winter version. We’ll see!

Hope you’ve got a great weekend planned – enjoy!!

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