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Project info
Krista Tee
The Krista Tee by Joan McGowan-Michael
Knitting
me
medium
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Valley Yarns Southwick
441 yards, 210 grams 4.2 skeins = 441.0 yards (403.3m)
Blue
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Notes

I’m so happy to finally be knitting the Krista Tee as I’ve had the pattern for quite some time now!

Knitting at a smaller gauge (18 st/4”) than the pattern, so I’m making the 3rd size. However, that gives me a lot of repeats of stitch pattern B, and since I don’t want quite so many “lace stripes” on the garment, I modified it to have panels of 13 stockinette stitches in between the decreases and yarn-overs. This lined up the decr/yo appropriately over the stitch pattern A.

I’m hoping that the smaller gauge will counter that stretch-out factor that I sometimes find with cotton-bamboo blend yarns…yes, I did swatch, but occasionally a garment still stretches differently than a smaller square of the fabric. I’m confident that it will work out well, however!

Yep--the sizing worked out perfectly! Oh, and I forgot to say that I knit this gal circularly. Even the set-in sleeves were done simultaneously as described by Elizabeth Zimmerman (aka Knitting Goddess) in The Knitter’s Almanac.

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Finished
August 1 2008
August 6 2008
 
About this pattern
The Krista Tee
by Joan McGowan-Michael
from White Lies Designs
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About this yarn
Southwick
by Valley Yarns
Worsted / 10 ply
52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo
105 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: October 3, 2007
  • Project created: August 1, 2008
  • Finished: August 6, 2008
  • Updated: June 10, 2011