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Saturday, June 18, 2016

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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12 Comments:

Blogger Honoré said...

That looks sooo good on you ...and the white jeans and your big smile just make it perfect! I am adding the pattern to my wish list for waaay down the road. Wear the sweater in the best of health!
Cheers~

Saturday, 18 June, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

The T is so flattering and I love the style and color. This whole look is perfection for summer! Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, 18 June, 2016  
Blogger Jersey Shore Deb said...

Beautiful! This looks great on you, as does everything you knit and model! You are very good at picking styles that are so flattering to you. Enjoy it!

Saturday, 18 June, 2016  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

It looks wonderful and it's so flattering, too!

Saturday, 18 June, 2016  
Blogger alexa said...

It and you look beautiful - clearly you'll get lots of wear out of this. Love the simplicity of it. Some garments just 'grow', don't they! I've had a few jersey dresses do the same ...

Saturday, 18 June, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

That is really beautiful and the details make it even more so. I think you should hide this one from Katie and keep it all for yourself; it looks so good on you!

Saturday, 18 June, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

Your summer top looks cool & lovely!

Sunday, 19 June, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

Very cute, and just in time for 90+ degree weather!

Monday, 20 June, 2016  
Anonymous Patty said...

That top is great Mary! The whole outfit is great. Maybe Katie will be so tired next summer she'll forget about it all! :-)

Monday, 20 June, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh that's fabulous!! Perfect summer wear.

Monday, 20 June, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

What a beautiful, summery addition to your wardrobe! And it does look perfect on you!

Monday, 20 June, 2016  
Blogger Nancy said...

Beautiful (hair, too)! ;)

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016  

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