Saturday, July 3, 2010

Green Tee

This just in... my latest finished project... My own pattern, knit in Mirasol Nuna (40% wool, 40% silk, 20% Bamboo). I think it turned out very nicely, but I also think that it could have been better.... it needs a tad more drape to achieve the look I was going for. I knit the top at a tighter gauge than recommended for the yarn, as I was unsure of how the yarn would stretch when washed and worn, particularly with such a high silk/bamboo content. As it turns out... it didn't stretch much at all... a bit in width and a small amount in length..... I think I will knit this again, but in a slightly looser gauge for more drape and/or in a full silk (or soy or bamboo). I must say that I love the little ribbon through the neckline... very pretty....