With a grumpy look, to boot (grrrr, school).

Tivoli tee
Pattern: by Grumperina, with mods
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, Strawberry Cream, 2 and a bit skeins
Needles: Denise US7
Started: June 1, 2005
Finished: June 21, 2005

After knitting the entire top as written, it was way too big. So, I ripped all the way back to the yoke and knit the body again, with some changes – ended up being about a 35″ bust, after washing, for my 36″ bust:

– I did a total of 11 yoke increases
– on the last yoke round before the armhole bindoffs, I purled across the sleeve stitches to combat curling
– I cast on 16 stitches for the underarm
– I did the shaping at the sides
– I purled 1 row before casting off the bottom knitwise.

Comfy and definitely wearable! Thanks for the inspiration Grumps!



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5 responses to “grumpy”

  1. grumperina Avatar

    Hey, looks great! I’m glad you were able to fix it up in a way that’s pleasing to you :) :). May I include it in the Tivoli gallery? Let me know!

  2. Carolyn Avatar

    Looks fantastic. I must find some of this yarn! The pink is hot!

  3. Vicki Avatar

    Very cute! Glad you got it down to the right size.

  4. Jill Avatar

    Laura it looks great…good luck on your exams today!

  5. may Avatar

    i LOVE that color of cotton ease, it’s my fave out of the many many balls I’ve bought in the last week ;)

    I’m uber obsessed with cotton ease too..I even bought that same cavern seconds and am loving it!

    I think I even have that merino silk sitting around too! (bought from some ebay person) yum!

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