|Jewel Neck Tee by Gayle Bunn © Westminster Fibers Yarn, 2013|
A few months ago, I laid out a carefully constructed plan for my future knitting projects. Well, of course, it's all going to heck in a hand basket.
One part of my plan was to use up my leftover Berroco Vintage yarn by knitting Andee Fagan's Standing Stone Cowl. I really love this pattern, but I've hemmed and hawed over whether I'd ever really wear it (though as I look at the photos again, I'm thinking about it once more).
Then I found Gayle Bunn's Jewel Neck Tee (photo above). This tee has one of the prettiest cable patterns I've ever seen. And I think I will get a lot more wear from a tee than I would from a poncho.
So now I've set out to make some modifications to knit this tee:
- I'm casting on for a wider bottom hem to give this top more of a swingy shape
- Doing more decreases as I work to the chest to form a loose A-line shape.
- Removing the ribbing that runs up the back.
- Removing the ribbing from the sleeves. I don't really like it. I may knit looser drapey sleeves.