1.07.2006

Ballet Tee


Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, colorway #228, 4 skeins
Pattern: Ballet Tee from Teva Durham's Loop-d-Loop
Modifications: 1 strand of Aran weight on size 10.5 needles--definitely edited for gauge. Added 3/4 sleeves using Grumperina's short row method.
Thoughts: My first finished sweater. It's itchy. This is a sweater that needs something under it, but the wide boatneck doesn't really allow anything more than a camisole. I don't like the stripes as much as I thought it would. I had a love affair with Noro until I actually worked with it. Now I'll just ogle it from afar. It fits really well on the body, but I wish I had bought another skein so the sleeves could be longer.

2 comments:

bradyphrenia said...

that sweater looks beautiful. did you try machine washing and drying the silk garden? i made a hat from it, and it didn't shrink or get misshapen at all from the wash, but it did soften up considerably.

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