July 16, 2007

Summer Sweater Sprint #2 – FO Lace Leaf T-shirt

Filed under:Finished Objects,News!,Summer Sweater Sprint — Aileen @ 12:49

I finished this last Thursday!

Finished Object Lace Leaf Tee

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay in Petrol Blue.

Needles: 4.5mm Denise.

Modifications: This was intended to be an off-the-shoulder t-shirt so I drastically reduced the number of stitches to cast on for the neckline – I think I had about a hundred. If anyone really wants to know, I have it written down somewhere. I didn’t leave the edges raw, as in the original design. The neckline was very floppy so I put a row of double crochet around it – it worked very well. I did the same on the sleeves. I also put in ‘phoney seams’ at either side of the body. I did this by slipping the seam stitch every second round. I didn’t expect it to have any difference on the structure of the garment but it really does have a stabilising effect, and I think I will use this technique from now on.

A better look at the crocheted neckline and sleeves

I don’t like the garter stitch at the bottom. I have only worn it twice and it has already stretched out a lot. When I finish writing this, I’m going to rip it out and put in a rolled bottom. I nipped out to This is Knit for a quick visit yesterday and to my amusement, Lisa was wearing her’s! She finished her’s off with a purl row and then a few rows of stockinette for a rolled bottom. I much prefer it and it hasn’t stretched anything like mine.

The recent lack of blogging was due to the fact that I do work for a living from time to time! I had a concert in Kilkenny. Today I’m turning around and getting stuck into a concerto I’m playing in Sligo next month. Thankfully, the knit goes on (and on) and I have lots of in-progress things to show in the next post. See you soon!



  1. Wow! I love it. Was really looking forward to seeing the photos. Don’t throw away that record you have of the number of stitches for the neckline. I feel I could well be looking for it sometime! Maybe longsleeved version! I much prefer your neckline to the the original one. Did you consider some double crochet on the bottom edge? Agree with you, don’t like the garter stitch on it. Here’s to sweater number 2!

    Comment by Mary — July 16, 2007 @ 16:37

  2. post a pic of the new bottom when you get a chance ok :)love it looks great 🙂

    Comment by abe-hap — July 17, 2007 @ 10:00

  3. I think you got the neckline perfect! Is petrol really blue? I think not. Someone’s just making shit up.

    Anyway, the tee came out lovely! I don’t know how I feel about the garter stitch. I like to tug at the hems of my shirts (don’t know why), so I’d prob go for the rolled hem, too, but…yours doesn’t look stretched out here. Did the stretching happen later, and is it horribly noticeable?

    Comment by Kristen — July 17, 2007 @ 16:43

  4. Oh, this looks really nice. I think I will be making the neckline mod because I like the collar area better on yours then the original. Lovely work you’ve done.

    Comment by Bea — October 22, 2007 @ 14:25

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