Churchmouse Classics Simple ‘Tee’ in Shibui Rain

March 28, 2020 at 12:15 pm 3 comments

Pattern: Churchmouse Classics Simple ‘Tee’
Yarn: Shibui Rain
Color Blocking: Sally Melville’s Knitting Pattern Essentials 

I don’t usually go for color blocking.
I did not have enough of one color to make a whole sweater and decided to give it a try.

This yarn is from the last time I went to The Weaving Works when they closed the shop. I found this yarn in a basket, not enough of a single color for a garment, so I picked two colors thinking I could do something with it.

I considered stripes, but remembered some color blocking tips from Sally Melville’s classes and chose Churchmouse Classics Simple ‘Tee’ with it’s basic shape to work with color blocking.


Added 2 rows stockinette curl around the neck. The plain (un)finish of the neckline did not look great with this yarn.  100% cotton is heavy yarn, the extra knitted band provides structure to support the neckline.
1)  Pick up stitches evenly around neckline on the Right Side (RS)
2)  Knit 2 rows stockinette (RS) on garment needles size (#7)
3)  Bind off on larger needles (#10)

Added 5 rows of stockinette curl to the cap sleeves.  The sleeves were insistently curling into my armpits (yes, after wet blocking), the extra band of stockinette curling the opposite direction tamed that.
1)  Pick up stitches around the armhole (RS)
2)  Knit 5 rows stockinette (RS) on garment needle size (#7)
3)  Bind off on larger needles (#10.5)

Added color blocking using proportion tips from Knitting Pattern Essentials by Sally Melville.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. BarbRB  |  March 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Cute! You look fab! Love the blocking, just the right proportions! Are you out of other yarn? That must be the case for lots of folks.

    • 2. knittinginmind  |  March 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you!
      “out of other yarn?” hahahahaha Oh, wait, you’re serious?
      I am not likely to ever run out of yarn. I might run out of yarn that I feel like knitting at the time.

      • 3. BarbRB  |  March 28, 2020 at 6:50 pm

        I didn’t think that would be the case. Have you calculated how many days of yarn you have left? 😂

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