FO: North Fork x 2

Happy Finished Object Friday, Folks! Today I’m sharing two versions of the same shirt – one of my favorite patterns, North Fork.
North Fork
I made one for my cousin Safia who will be coming to visit next week. I’m so excited to see her, she’s my absolute favorite and we always have so much fun together.
North Fork
For Safia’s North Fork I used some leftover Berroco Weekend I had from my first Madigan sweater and I had 2 skeins of Weekend in black that I picked up from a clearance table at Fibre Space a long time ago. It was the perfect stash busting project and I liked that it’s a bit of a heavier weight than my Modern Cotton version. Since she’s in Chicago I always opt for heavier than lighter.
North Fork
I did my best to lighten the image to show the split hem on her version. For hers I followed the pattern to the letter and finally did a stretchy bind off for the hem, arms and neckline. I’ll snap a pic of her when she wears it to show off the fit and share it here too. I modified my version a bit more to suit how I wanted it to fit me now. So if you don’t remember what last summer’s North Fork looked like you can read last year’s post.
North Fork
I didn’t do any stretchy bind offs on my previous version and my arms always felt a little snug. I also knew that with the Modern Cotton didn’t get true gauge since it’s thinner than the yarn she created the pattern with so my version was more fitted than the pattern but it’s still a great tee that I love to wear. So this time I incorporated a line increases to the body every 5 rows in the stripes. I believe I added about 7 increases to get a good swing.
North Fork
I’m also elated at the stretchy bind off at my arms. Talk about not feeling like a sausage LOL! And I added about 8 rows of length to the arms as well. And I didn’t do a split him since I added the increases to the body and just bound off normally.
North Fork
The fit is definitely loser and I love Modern Cotton and how light it is – plus it washes up like a dream in the washing machine. My only issue is that I always forget to not wear my sweaters when wearing a backpack, so I had a little fuzz on my back this morning when I got to work but it was inevitable. My knits can’t stay pristine forever! Also I should note that I’m wearing a navy blue tank top underneath for work, if it was the weekend I’d probably just wear a nude bra and call it a day. It’s nice and light for these super hot July days we’re having.
North Fork
So those are my latest finished objects from this week, what’s flying off of your needles? What are you working on this weekend?

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19 thoughts on “FO: North Fork x 2

  1. Good golly, you are a knitting machine! One lovely garment after another. Love the colors you chose. What an easy, breezy top. I need to check this pattern out!

  2. I love the top — and your modifications look fabulous! I’m learning a lot from your second takes on the patterns you use. Very helpful to have ideas about how to fine-tune a pattern to suit my own (or my loved ones’) needs. Right now, I’m working on a stripey worsted weight sweater for the toddler in the family — using Diplodocus http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diplodocus as my inspiration. There will be some frogging… Four colors are not as easy to freestyle in stripes as three, I’m discovering. Good thing this is a toddler size sweater!

    • I love using little kid sweater patterns to try out new techniques. Not so big and you don’t feel too bad when you have to frog it!

  3. I have been reading your blog for about a month now and I love it! It brings a smile to my face every time I see a new post in my inbox! You have inspired me to start knitting again, and to take on more complicated projects. I love this top, and will definitely download the pattern! Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us!

    • Welcome! I’m so glad you found me 🙂 I just really love to knit and love the people I’ve met online and in person because of it – just trying to share my joy!

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