It’s a 2-fer Friday! I finished up my AC-esque tee yesterday, I also finished weaving in the ends of last years End of Summer MKAL and I love them both!
I learned so much in the construction of this tee and I absolutely want to do this again! One thing I know for sure is that I need to practice stitches! Even a simple running stitch performs differently in knit materials. I see some more stitch sampling in my future! Ha! Also, AC patterns run small… holy cow. However, a quick fix of a side gusset solved that problem. I used one of Steve’s no longer worn Old Navy tee shirts which I cut apart and put back together. The front pieces are double layer (with a white tee shirt). I love how this double layer worked! It feels so substantial and is really much nicer than just a plain old tee shirt. I think for my first try, this worked very well!
Now, the End of Summer Wrap…it is huge!! I used Briar Rose Fibers Joyful and it is so soft! However, I am ashamed to say that just 3 partial days of knitting were all that stood between unfinished and finished. The unique construction of this shawl is also just wonderful! And, the huge rectangle shape is so wearable! It’s pretty sad that it languished in a basket for the better part of a year, however, I think this will be in heavy rotation this fall!
How about some links?
First up, Beth Brown-Reinsel has a couple of new Gansey books out: Gansey Style Accessories and Knitting Ganseys
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas has released a new fall collection that has some really lovely pieces! Plus, they included a little bonus hat pattern that is free!
Not a sweater knitter? This week has some lovely things for you!
- If you liked the shape of Kirsten Kapur’s Summer Mystery Shawl, she has released Waving Leaves
- I also love Better Together!
- Sarah Jordan has a new pattern out!
The Sweater Was Strong this week:
- Madame Entrechat Fingering
- Petals (and yellowcosmo writes a fantastic pattern!!)
- Gramps Revive is so awesome!
- Divining Tee and Divining Pullover are both wonderful.
- I really loved Strathendrick when it came out last January but then I saw it in a new way and the love is even stronger! Plus, Kate’s new book Handywoman is out!
And, finally… this one is for Carole! Beach Hair Don’t Care
That is all I have for the week! See you back here on Monday!
The reimagined t-shirt is marvelous! And as usual I love all your links (and not just because one of them is to my new pattern). Have a great weekend!
That is a great tee, and I love your end of summer wrap! You’ve finished it at just the right time, and I hope you’ll soon have a chance to wear it and show it off!
The tee turned out so well!! And that shawl is just gorgeous.
Oh wow! SO MUCH GOOD STUFF!!! I love how your shirt turned out!! So great. And some of those links… a lot were already in my Favorites, but that new Strathendrick — WOW! I love Beach Hair Don’t Care — and the vibe of those two women — I’ve already pre-ordered Nomadic Knits for the shop!
Super cool t-shirt, Kat! Watch out, now. That AC stitching is majorly addicting! (And, yeah. I’m dreaming about that Stathendrick. Although I love it as a fair isle piece, I think I like the plain color(s) version even more!!!) Have a great weekend. XO
You AC T looks really fabulous! I LOVE the way Liberty shows up!
Great job on both!
Love those FO’s – and you did a fine job on the after-thought gussets … they look like they were planned! I was glad to see Gramps Revive get released – looking forward to adding that piece to my cool-weather wardrobe!
the wrap and the tee are both lovely! you are just cranking out the finished projects left and right 🙂 You also do such pretty work!!
Wonderful links as always Kat! And your tee is sooooo great!
I love the t-shirt. I’ll have to put AC on my list of things to consider adding to my queue!