In the post-tax day season, I bought myself a Frolic Skirt as an early birthday gift.
The summer issue of Knitscene came out not long after that, and when I saw the Sundial Tee, I realized it would look adorable with my new schmatte.
I wasn’t crazy about the wide armholes, as my underarms aren’t something I enjoy showing the world. Additionally, my one experience with Malabrigo Lace was not one I cared to repeat. Instead, I chose a DK-weight yarn for the project — Cascade Ultra Pima in shocking pink. My gauge came out to 5 stitches to the inch, and I knit the smallest size.
As I’ve said before, I modified the pattern quite a bit. I worked slipped-stitch “seams” along the sides to stabilize the shirt. When I got to the bust area, I worked short-row bust darts so that my shirt wouldn’t ride up in the front. I also worked short-rows through the shoulders, three-needle bound off the shoulder seams, and did i-cord edging for the collar. The sleeves were the hardest part — I had fewer stitches than the pattern called for and I just kind of winged it.
This is how my Sundial Tee came out:
I’m generally proud of how the top fits me! The yarn was a dream to work with and the top looks and feels great. The sleeves do give me pause, though. I’d like to find a sleeve that might look a little more flattering. Thoughts?