Now that I'm back in the swing of things I've made a effort to finish Loretta which is the textured tee I started back in August. I know the weather has gone cold now for wearing a tee but I'm just glad to get it finished.
The pattern is from Rowan's magazine #50 and it's by Marie Wallin. I used Sirdar countrystyle double knitting to make the smallest size and used only 200g (636 metres).
I made a number of modifications to the original pattern - the most significant one being that I changed the collar to a scoop neck. I also did short row shaping and a three needle bind off for the shoulders in order to get a less bulky seam.
The colour is cool mint but it's very difficult to pick up the colour in the photos and it ends up looking almost white.
I didn't really enjoy making it at the time - maybe because of other things on my mind - but now that it's finished I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I like it. Since taking the photos I've slipped a long sleeve top underneath and I'm wearing the knitted top as a tank over the top. This means I'll still be able to wear it and show it off despite the colder weather.