It is a very rare occasion when I knit something that has had so little “face” time on this blog. The Pintuck Tee has been steadily growing over the last few weeks, and on Friday night, I looked at it and knew that I could finish it soon. So, once I set my mind to it…
You may recall that I purchased this yarn in Nova Scotia. Mimi made a beautiful Wyvern Wrap [rav] out of it, and when I talked to her at the shop in Halifax, I decided to take the plunge and try the 55/45 bamboo soy blend. This pattern had recently come to my attention on Ravelry, and right there in the shop, we did the math, and I walked out with 7 balls of yarn specifically for this project. Beautiful gray with blue and purple flecks. I should have picked up another ball (hindsight is 20/20, don’t you know) so that I could have added sleeves. Honestly, I don’t wear too many tanks because… well, I don’t like my arms. But, this one will get worn. Maybe with a shrug on some occasions
Other than the sleeve, I also omitted the buttons on the little “bib” portion, favoring the open neckline more.
This pattern was well-written, and the designer, Lien Ngo, incorporates some great techniques to keep the shaping and inserts interesting. I really liked the short rows; they provided a crisp look on the armholes and neckline.
I have a feeling that the yarn is going to grow – I have heard that about bamboo and soy yarns. That is why I chose the 37″ size, hoping that it would relax a little with wear. I think it may get a little longer too. Have you had this experience with these fibers?
It is nice to have such a timely knit – it is soft and cool to the touch and will be perfect for the hot summer days.