Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Amber's Olive-tastic Waterlily

Summer is for knitting cute tees!

Amber's Waterlily
Pattern: Waterlily by Meghan Fernandez for Pom Pom Magazine Issue 8
Yarn: 4 skeins Tern by Quince and Co in color Seaweed
Size Made: 36
Alterations: Lengthened the body by 2"

I just finished knitting Waterlily by Meghan Fernandez, a summery knit tee pattern from the cover of the spring issue of Pom Pom Quarterly.

I couldn't resist the simple shape and the pretty lace yoke. The pattern called for a silk/wool fingering weight yarn. I've been hankering to try Quince & Co's Tern, and I knew it was perfect for this pattern. A blend of US raised wool and silk, Tern comes in Quince's classic, garment friendly palette. I chose the muted olive Seaweed colorway for my Waterlily.

I made a few tiny tweaks to the pattern--I knit the body a few inches longer than the suggested length.

I also switched to a much smaller needle when knitting the collar across the back. The first time I worked the back collar edging it was really loose and wavy, so I ripped back and went down several needle sizes to make it cinch in more neatly.

I love how breathable and soft the Tern yarn is! This is my first summer sweater made from wool--I worried the wool/silk blend might be a bit warm for summer, but really it is so comfortable and cool! I love summer knit tees!


Tammy said...

Your sweater is too cute! I was reading through your blog archives and spotted the lovely grey tunic that Jaime was wearing on May 21st. Would you kindly tell me what pattern this was and if this is Robert Kaufman linen fabric? Thanks.

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks. Jaime was wearing the Endless Summer tunic which we just blogged about yesterday. It is a unique hemp/cotton stripe we do have in stock. Email us for more details if you're interested in purchasing any.

Corinne said...

I came across your beautiful Waterlily on Ravelry when I was looking for ideas and modifications. Incidentally I had ordered the exact same yarn in the same colour, so you are a great model. I think I'll also add a few more inches, maybe as much as 4 because my torso is quite long and I hate it when my belly pops out ;-)