Summer is in full swing here in New England (and I suspect where you are as well). In fact it’s going to be over 90° again today.
What’s a knitter to wear? The answer lies in one of our newer yarns, Bella Lino – a linen, viscose and cotton blend.
Luckily Andi, our Customer Service Representative and Trunk Show Coordinator (who also wears many other hats), just finished her Whispers Tee in Bella Lino.
This just might be the perfect summer tee. The long stripes of the Bella Lino effortlessly complement the simple stockinette. The yarn did all the work and all Andi had to do was knit (in the round, no less)! And because the yarn is so lightweight and airy no matter how hot it gets, she can throw it on and be comfortable and stylish.
She did make a few changes to the pattern. Anticipating that the gathers were going to hit her in a funny spot, Andi knit another inch on the body before placing her decreases. The armholes were a little shallow to fit her comfortably so to combat this she added a few more rows after she shaped the neckline. Finally, she decided she didn’t want the slit on the shoulders – the simple answer was to knit to do a three needle bind off on all the stitches for the shoulders.
Andi already wore the tee to the office once and it looked awesome on her (unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a picture). I can see this being a staple of her summer wardrobe. It will look great with white pants, jeans, skirts…you name it! And once the weather starts getting cooler, she can wear it under a loose cardigan as a layering piece.
Great job Andi!