Friday, October 18, 2013

WIP: Scully Tee

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Last week I was feeling restless about all of my works in progress, so I decided to cast on for something new.  I've been going through my knitting magazine and book library, rediscovering patterns that were published a while ago, and Knitting Lingerie Style was one of them.  Although my one attempt at knitted underwear from the book was somewhat underwhelming (hahah) I do like a few other patterns from the book very much - specifically the Shaped Lace Tee (also known as the Krista Tee) and Bed Jacket.

The other day, I was in the mood to cast on for a sweater or blouse, and I've had some King Tut mercerized cotton in my stash with the Shaped Lace Tee written all over it since I was a first year in college, so I grabbed some needles, did a very haphazard swatch, and cast on.

Disclaimer: Don't do as I do.  Starting a project without swatching properly is a terrible, very bad plan with almost certain disastrous results.  I am flirting with catastrophe and it feels like freedom absolutely horrible.  Always swatch, friends!


Anyhow, I'm now past the armholes on the front and have already started scheming the ways I'm going to change the pattern to fit my large bust and small back measurements.  We'll see how it goes, but in the meantime, I'm just happy to get this yarn actively on the needles after six years mouldering in my stash.

Happy Friday!

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