Good morning and happy Friday everyone! Today we are feeling particularly pleased because Ardnamurchan is back in stock! And with stock of this lovely tealy-green shade available, we can now release this new summery design of which I’m really very fond – Treit.
Treit is a simple tee with a lace yoke, knitted from the bottom up.
The yoke is shaped over a series of ogee / leafy motifs of decreasing size (“treit” being an old Scots word for a ground of leaves or foliage found in crewel work and other forms of traditional embroidery). Like the other spring / summer patterns I’ve recently been producing (Con Alma, Yorlin, Beamer) the lace here is of the structured type, whose strong lines work really well with Milarrochy Tweed.
Worked at 24 stitches to 4 inches, It’s quick, fun knit, producing a garment with a really light and airy feel…
. . . .that’s super-comfortable and easy to wear. The pattern is graded in ten sizes from 33 to 60 inches and I’m wearing it in the second size with a few inches of positive ease.
Wearing a lacy knit in the summer always reminds me of my much-missed grandma, Mary Traynor, who taught me to knit, and who I vividly remember tending in her garden in July, always wearing one of the many tops she’d knitted for herself from the patterns she enjoyed in Woman’s Weekly.
While a lacy knit is fine summer gardening wear, the same might not perhaps be said for a crisp white cotton dress. That said, after we’d taken these photos, I did go for quite a long walk with the dogs in this exact outfit, somehow managing to avoid both threatening rain and Bobby’s inevitably boggy activities.
This wee top is just one of those patterns I’ve found a joy from start to finish, and it makes me happy for many reasons. I love wearing it. I hope you like it too.
If you’d like to make yourself an Ardnmurchan Treit, there are kits in all sizes in the shop. In adjusting our shipping prices to reflect Royal Mail’s recent increases at the start of the month, we’ve managed to absorb a lot of the cost, so the rise for overseas customers is not as bad as you might think. And if you are interested in the pattern rather than the yarn, we’ve added a feature to make a pattern-only purchase directly from our shop. The pattern is also available on Ravelry.
Thanks for your thoughtful and interesting comments on my magpies post. I have to say that the corvids are just one of the many reasons I’d love to visit Australia! Have a lovely weekend, and happy knitting, everyone.