NBaT Is Done!

August 8, 2005 by
Filed under: Knitting 

And I love it. (Drag the mouse over the photo to see the back, a tip I learned from Nona.)

I’m so excited that my NBaT is finished. It feels so good to wear too. So soft and stretchy, just like your favorite T-shirt is supposed to feel. I probably used exactly 4 skeins of the main color. I didn’t even come close to needing that 6th skein that I bought in AR. The only change if I was going to do it over again, I’d make it a little longer, maybe six rows. So I guess when I make a tank version of this with the Calmer in Joy (478), I’ll do just that.

Now onto the details of the top.

Project Specs:
Pattern: Nothin’ but a T-shirt by Alison Hansel from MagKnits
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in Peacock (480) and Laurel (464)
Needles: Size US7 24″ Addi Turbo
Size: 36 inches
Pattern Alterations: I knit the top in the round, casting on four fewer stitches.

I did a provisional cast on using Bubbleknits’ T-shirt hem details.

The 36 in. size called for a 23.5 inch length, I aimed for a 21.5 inch length. So I did fewer rows before the decreases and fewer before the increases.

For the neck, I used Anna’s chart for a more open neckline and Emily’s suggestion for picking up stitches for the neck. Since Anna did a different kind of neckband, I had to figure out how many stitches to pick up by trial and error. I think I picked up 124 stitches for the final try.

After reading people’s issues with the stair-step effect when binding off for the neck and shoulders mentioned on the NBaT along, I discovered the Slopped Bind-Off in Vogue Knitting.

After making one sleeve, I realized it was going to be too big. So I designed a slightly shorter and skinnier version that came out just right. And one more change, the contrasting color on the neck and sleeves is five rows rather than six.


8 Comments on NBaT Is Done!

  1. Lynn on Mon, 8th Aug 2005 10:40 pm
  2. Beautiful! The fit is amazing too!

  3. anna on Tue, 9th Aug 2005 4:27 am
  4. oh wow – it fits like a glove and looks wonderful! congrats on a great FO

  5. monkeemaven on Wed, 10th Aug 2005 12:46 pm
  6. Looks great!

  7. alison on Tue, 16th Aug 2005 5:40 am
  8. Looks awesome! Love the colors and that scoopy neck is way cool. May have to ask Anna for a copy of those numbers myself. ;0)

  9. nona on Mon, 29th Aug 2005 9:46 pm
  10. Your finished NBaT looks fabulous and fits you perfectly. Of course, I love the mouseover trick — very fun.

  11. Dyann on Fri, 2nd Sep 2005 4:28 pm
  12. Wow! Your NBaT looks great!! What a great fit, love the neckline. I’m inspired to make another one now.

  13. Jackie on Sat, 8th Jul 2006 12:42 pm
  14. Your shirt looks great. I am going to start one soon. Could you give me the instructions for knitting this in the round?


  15. kelli ann on Fri, 15th Jun 2007 6:31 pm
  16. lovely!

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