While clothes shopping a couple of weeks ago, I ran across a Tommy Hilfiger outlet store.
They had a sale on some long sleeve, v-neck T's. They were nice...not that tissue thin kind I normally see in stores. The sleeves and body were plenty long. And, they had some shaping instead of being baggy and boxy. I was thrilled. I tried some on to figure out my size and I was ready to buy a few in various colors. Unfortunately, they only had my size in one of the colors I liked, pink.
As I was driving home, I realized that a ball of yarn in my stash might go with it perfectly.
It did! Yay! I love the color in this "Cottontots" yarn and have been waiting for just the right thing to use it for. I finally found it! So, I cast 105 stitches onto size 7, 16" circular needles and got started.
I knit 10 rows, *purled one row, knit one row (*three times), continued knitting
and repeated it in reverse on the other side and loosely bound off.
I love the colors in this yarn!
I have one big problem! I washed the shirt in cold water, dried it on low and it shrunk at least 3 inches! ARGH! I can't believe that! It's a name brand too! So frustrating. I didn't even get to wear it with my new cowl yet. I'm going to wash it again and try the trick I've used on some shrunken sweaters...hold the top of the sleeve in one hand, the bottom in the other and S-T-R-E-T-C-H!
I'll do the same with the body. Wish me luck! I really want to be able to wear this shirt!
I'd take it back to see if I could exchange it but the store is about 45 minutes away.
And, since it's holiday shopping time, there probably aren't many left.