On My Needles || Imogen Tee

03 Sep On My Needles || Imogen Tee

I tend to stick to fairly simple sweater projects, partly because I tend to prefer bold colors over ornate stitching, and partly because I just like the ease of sailing through a stockinette body after a long day at work to help me unwind. The motif on the Imogen Tee pattern is just so pleasing to the eye, however. I believe I first saw it through my Instagram feed and knew that I had to find the pattern. That’s how it is with me and knitwear patterns.  There’s no wishy-washy indecisiveness of “well, I guess I’ll start on this….” It’s always more like “THIS!  It without a doubt HAS to be THIS!”  And so it goes, and I end up with 5 things going at once, but at least I’m enthusiastic about all of them.  I digress…

This design is by Carrie Bostick Hoge for Quince & Co. I opted for Knit Picks Lindy Chain over the Quince & Co Tern. I’ve had some curiosity about Lindy Chain since it was debuted and decided to try out the Celery colorway. So far, I’ve not been disappointed. My motif is a little more open than on the garment shown on the model. I will need to wear a camisole underneath it once it’s done, but I think the stitch definition will pop once it’s blocked and it will make a nice, cool, summer sweater. One that I will finish just in time for fall to get here.

Around the time I began Imogen, I was somewhat hesitant about starting a project right then that required enough attention to follow a chart on every row, but it hasn’t really required much concentration. The motif section is very short, so I zoom through the round, slow down a bit to reference the chart, and then pick it up again after a moment or so. As I’m writing this, the project is nearly halfway through the raglan decreases (it’s knit from the bottom edge and up) and I’m hoping to have it done by the end of the month.  It will be a perfect addition to my spring capsule wardrobe (have any of you gotten on board capsules too?) and will give me something to look forward to other than, obviously, spring in general.  Until then, I’ll be looking forward to fall…

 

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