The Adult Spring Garden Tee is reminiscent of the children's pattern, but includes some more sophisticated, mature styling details. I love the new wide scoop neckline and the delicate sleeves. I also added waist shaping and extended the length on this version. The result is a basic, well-fitting tee that is elegant, feminine and flattering. I hope that you enjoy making and wearing it!
I knit this up out of Be Sweet Bamboo which is an exceptionally beautiful yarn. The slight color variation, sheen and drape make the piece lay so nicely and look so decadent. The Champagne color that I used is such a great neutral that can extend even into the cooler months. I think that this top will also serve as a great layering piece in the fall.
Chest: 28 [32, 36, 40, 44] inches (0 inches of positive ease)
Length: 20 [21, 22, 23, 24] inches from back neck after blocking
(Note: If using a 100% bamboo or silk yarn, please note that the garment will stretch with wear. If you are between sizes, it is advisable for you to choose the smaller size to ensure proper fit.)
Be Sweet Bamboo [100% Bamboo; 110 yd/100m per 50g skein]; color: Champagne #623; 5 [6, 8, 9, 10] skeins or approx 540 [660, 780, 910, 1040] yds of a dk weight bamboo or similar yarn.
1 24” US #6 / 4 mm circular needle for smaller sizes
1 32” US #6 / 4 mm circular needle for larger sizes
1 24” US #5 / 3.75 mm circular needle for neck and sleeve edging.
2 pieces of scrap yarn to serve as stitch holders
24 sts / 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on US6 / 4 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.