I have big news to share. The Spring Garden Tee is finished and may be my best knitted garment yet! I am so pleased with the outcome. It made its official debut at yesterday's picnic. My mother-in-law had seen me working on it last weekend and raved about how well it turned out. I'm thinking that this garment is going to be the first piece to make repeat appearances. I know I've knitted other garments before, but they have a tendency to make a single showing and then be put away in the closet.
The yarn I used was Crystal Palace Panda Silk DK. This yarn is 52% bamboo, 43% superwash merino, and 5% silk. Not only is this yarn lightweight but also has a gorgeous sheen. The pattern is simple and very easy to follow. I think my favorite thing about this pattern is that it is a simple concept (a tee) with some very dainty details (lace sleeve edges and scoop neck) that make it just a darling blouse.
My only problem while knitting this was that there were knots in the yarn. I thought I had fixed them but what did I find while weaving in the ends?
Can you see it? That's right, a knot. Now what do I do? I know that knots will eventually come undone but it is too late now for me to cut the yarn. Has this ever happened to you? I'm hoping to get some suggestions as to how I can remedy this or keep it from coming undone. I definitely do not want to put it on one day and find that there is a hole. Yikes.
Pattern: Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Silk DK Solids in color #6005 (Berry Smoothie), 5 skeins
Needles: #5 for Tee, #8 for bind off
Began: June 6
Finished: July 1