Three needle bind off and mattress stitch finish a knitted t-shirt

Yesterday, we knitted the front of the Blissful Tee. With the front and back knitted up, it’s time to finish the t-shirt. I’m using Universal Yarn Filly and KNITTER’S PRIDE Mindful 80cm (32″) Fixed Circular Lace Knitting Needle – 2.75mm (US 2).

I’ve placed the shoulder stitches for both front and back on the needles and using a three needle bind off, I’ll complete the shoulder seams first.

The front of the Blissful Tee showing the 3 needle bind off

The next step is seaming the side seams.

Starting at the bottom of the work, I use the mattress stitch to close the sides. The colors match quite nicely. Starting with the same color change for the front and back worked well!

Blissful Tee side seam

Now that the side seams are finished, it’s time to pick up stitches for the neckline and the sleeves. I pick up stitches around the neckline and knit around a 1/1 rib.

The armholes are also finished in the round after picking up stitches and knitting a 1/1 rib for 1½”.

The project is finished!

Blissful Tee finished

When I try the top on, I find there’s no positive ease, but it fits me well. Now I’ll wash it with Soak wash and lay it flat to dry.

Blissful Tee using Universal Yarn Filly in the Kite colorway

It was so much fun knitting up the Blissful Tee, I used Universal Yarn Filly, KNITTER’S PRIDE Mindful 80cm (32″) Fixed Circular Lace Knitting Needle – 2.75mm (US 2) and Soak Wild Mint wash.

Universal Yarn Filly in the Kite colorway

On a nice spring or cooler summer day, I can wear my new top and enjoy the compliments.

This is part 5 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 4: Knitting the front of a t-shirt to match the back – Making stripes work

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