Amber's Olive-tastic Waterlily
Summer is for knitting cute tees!
Pattern: Waterlily by Meghan Fernandez for Pom Pom Magazine Issue 8
Yarn: 4 skeins Tern by Quince and Co in color Seaweed
Size Made: 36
Alterations: Lengthened the body by 2"
I just finished knitting Waterlily by Meghan Fernandez, a summery knit tee pattern from the cover of the spring issue of Pom Pom Quarterly.
I couldn't resist the simple shape and the pretty lace yoke. The pattern called for a silk/wool fingering weight yarn. I've been hankering to try Quince & Co's Tern, and I knew it was perfect for this pattern. A blend of US raised wool and silk, Tern comes in Quince's classic, garment friendly palette. I chose the muted olive Seaweed colorway for my Waterlily.
I made a few tiny tweaks to the pattern--I knit the body a few inches longer than the suggested length.
I also switched to a much smaller needle when knitting the collar across the back. The first time I worked the back collar edging it was really loose and wavy, so I ripped back and went down several needle sizes to make it cinch in more neatly.
I love how breathable and soft the Tern yarn is! This is my first summer sweater made from wool--I worried the wool/silk blend might be a bit warm for summer, but really it is so comfortable and cool! I love summer knit tees!