Daffy for Daphne

With the mad rush to finish a bunch of gift-knitting in time for Christmas, I found myself with a dearth of projects to choose from for knit night yesterday – and so, I grabbed the very last project from my “12 in ’12” project bag and did a quick gauge swatch before casting on. This is a tank (or shell, if you prefer), and I’m knitting it in a cotton/bamboo blend by Classic Elite Yarns that I got on clearance a couple years ago. The color is a rich coppery brown, and I’m hoping it will make a nice warm-weather top that I can also use in the cooler months with a cardigan over it.

It’s knit top-down, so this is the upper neckline / yoke area, which is in seed stitch. I have not had much luck with knitting myself garments in the past, but I’m a more experience knitter now (it’s been a few years since I made myself a sweater), so I’m hoping that means I’ll be able to make this fit well.

(Daphne, by Cheri Christian)

I purl looser than I knit, so I am using US 3 needles for the seed stitch yoke (pattern calls for 4’s). The fabric is quite nice, soft and with a good drape. The body, which is in stockinette, will be knit on slightly larger needles – either 5 or 6, depending on if it’s flat or in the round (smaller for flat knitting to offset my looser purls).

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