I am currently working on the pattern for this seamless, bottom-up, cap-sleeved tee with simultaneous set-in sleeves with a deep ribbed hem, simple lace body, V-neck and single crochet edging for a clean finish.
This has got to be my favourite knitted garment to date: I love the fit, colour, slightly 1940s silhouette, and soft bamboo yarn.
I am also searching for a tech editor, and hope to release the pattern in March. Stay tuned for your chance to win a copy of the pattern upon release!
Nami (pronounced NAH-mee) is a new bamboo tee pattern I’m working on, named after the Japanese word for ‘wave’. I had the fish/ wave escape scene in Ponyo on my mind.
Knitting and simultaneously writing the pattern for Amity was a huge learning curve for me, and it was almost like trying a complicated new recipe: the first time using an unfamiliar technique is nerve-wracking, challenging, and sometimes painful, but after you’ve wrapped your head around the way it works you’ll know what you’re doing the next time around.
So with all of those lessons behind me, working on this bottom-up, cap-sleeved simultaneous set-in sleeve number (my favourite method of construction) is a walk in the park. I’ve really been able to relax with this one, and I’m enjoying it immensely. Vine lace on the bottom, 3×1 rib on the top, and a simple V-neck. Life is good.