East Beach Tee

I’m happiest when starting a project, and even more so, while I’m ending it – especially while blocking, when I can admire the fruits of the hard (but enjoyable) work that I put in over the past few weeks (or months, in my case.)

And it is with a happy grin that I present my completed East Beach Tee! (Pattern by Meghan Kelly.)

East Beach Tee | Anita

I didn’t really deviate much from the pattern instructions, except for the stripes and the edgings. Since the stripes are already in the contrasting color, I knit the edgings in the main color, unlike the original pattern which uses the contrasting color for them. And I skipped the side edgings altogether.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I used Japanese short rows for this project. I think they’re my new favorite method of short row knitting – easy to knit, and a neat look. My stitches might have been a bit loose at the short-row turn, though, so they are a bit wider, but if I tighten them there, this method might work just perfect for me.

East Beach Tee - Moods | Anita
My many moods on this project! πŸ˜‰

I still can’t figure out if I like the striped look of my project or the unstriped one of the original – all I know is that I love this oversized garment! (And it works for both me and my sis, which is an added bonus.)

What next?

I don’t know, really. I might knit something for my family. Or, since I wanted to concentrate a bit on my new, other crafty side – mixed media – to figure out a direction for me, I might just take a break from my yarny pursuits. If I do take a break, I won’t update my blog as much, but I’ll still visit yours! πŸ™‚

17 thoughts on “East Beach Tee

  1. It’s really beautiful, I love the stripes and the oversized fit!
    Now I feel like learning the Japanese short rows since you recommended them with such enthusiasm πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Kat! If you try out Japanese short rows sometime, do tell us how it compares – If I remember right, you usually use German short rows, so I’m curious to hear your opinion! πŸ™‚

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  2. It is lovely! How did you make that fun chart? I think I am now happiest when I monogamously knit a project with daily commitment. I’m not sure when that happened. Starting is a little stressful as the setup is so important. Ending is a little sad if I’m enjoying it because it’s over. But if the product is good then I have the happiness of wearing it! And planning a new project. πŸ™ƒ

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    1. Ah I like to create digital images so I used a graph from Excel (that I anyway use to track my progress) and added emoji on my own. πŸ™‚
      Daily commitment becomes stressful for me if I can’t meet it (and I don’t manage to knit every day) but I totally get how it works for you. Everybody is excited to start a new project, though, no doubts there! πŸ˜€

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  3. Cyan blue is one of my favorite color !
    You have been working on this project for a while, I’m also excited to know you have completed this sweater, with these stripes creates such a unique look, well done, Anita πŸ₯‚πŸ’«

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    1. Thank you Ellie! I bought the cyan to use with a different color but am so happy that it looks great with this current color too. (Phew!) I do love how cyan/teal gels well with most colors – it’s a lovely color.

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