TTTKAL #2

driftwood-3Driftwood Tee, my second TTTKAL project is finished!  This was a quick and easy knit.  I think I might have done a few too many rows on the eyelets, as I spaced out a bit on the number of rows, but I made the front and back match closely enough that I don’t mind or notice if it differs from the pattern.  driftwood-2This rolling of the garter stitch NEVER stops happening with the sleeves.  I don’t know if it would help to make it wider.  I think the most effective solution would be to pick up at the edge of the sleeves after the shoulders are seamed and make garter rows at that point.  This wasn’t on my radar when I wore this top to brunch yesterday, but as I was taking photos today it was on my mind constantly since I had to adjust it over and over.  I did a wet block for this top, so I didn’t think it would be a problem, but it continues to roll.

The yarn is Manos Serena in Boysenberry.  I used about 590 yards for the top.  I ended up knitting to 13.5 inches before increasing for the sleeve.  I did add some waist shaping, decreasing 8 total stitches on the front, and then again on the back, on either side of the 28 center stitches so the shaping wouldn’t interfere with the eyelets.  driftwoodI would consider making another one of these sometime, probably altering the sleeve edging. I think I will really enjoy wearing this top as work or casual attire.  driftwood-4

28 thoughts on “TTTKAL #2

    • Sorry about that, I was trying to say that I think after seeing this garment on someone other than a perfectly styled model in a magazine, I would consider making it. I skimmed past it when I saw it. Your version makes me realise how wearable it is. Must go and fave it after all.

  1. What a great colour on you! Jewel tones really are perfect for you.

    I think you’ll get a ton of wear out of this. It’s basically a dressed-up t-shirt, right? It’s pretty hard to argue with that being epitome of a summer staple.

  2. It looks so great on you. I have to make one. The sleeve end rolling may bug you but it really looks terrific!

  3. I love this top and you’ve chosen a gorgeous colorway. I will need to try my hand at this top I think, now for sure.

  4. that came out really well! And it looks beautiful on you, too. As for the rolling stockinette – you definitely could make the edging wider, which would help. You also could just accept the roll and use it – fold the edge under and hem it.

  5. It looks lovely, I have started making my own Driftwood, and this gives me another boost to keep going, as I completely missed the deadline…..

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