Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Col: 106 Ice Blue
I bought this bag of 3 from Tuesday Morning for $5.99. Somebody in KR Forum said that those from this shop may be seconds. This was my first time using this yarn, so I have no way to verify that. But given the fact that I just used a little bit more than 2 balls (the last 2 inches using the third ball), I only spent around $4 on this Tee, I have no complaint about the quality, which is really not too bad. Besides, all along there were only 2 knots ... much better than some more pricey yarns.
Gauge and size: I used US7 and got 19 stitches for 4" ... basically the same as in the pattern. For the binding off, I used US8 and the result is good, I think.
Pattern and modifications: Pattern is by Kathy. After binding off for the armholes, I cast on 15 stitches each side for the underarm. This gave me a 35" finished bust measurement. I also added one more round of waist increase to give myself more ease in wearing. The length of the whole tee-shirt is 21".
Special features: This is a knit-in-the-round top-down pattern. The most exciting part of knitting is to see how the increased stitches form the square neckline and raglan shoulders ... like magic to me! The stockinette stitches do make the garment curl a bit, especially at the bottom ... but this doesn't bother me too much as it adds to the casual touch of the tee-shirt.