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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my first knit pattern: a skirt on: October 06, 2007 10:40:35 PM

I hope this picture helps to better undestand the 4-panels construction. I am a kind of lazy person, so I choosen a crochet edge (which has a decorative effect too) instead sewing the sides of panels. I picked up sts from top side of panels and after couple forth and back rows withs some decreases I changed the the yarn and the needle size (smaller size for more decreases and a firm fabric). The top edging is folded (over a yo and k2tog row for a picot look) and this was the only time when I did some sewing to prevent sagging. I inserted a zipper too.

I used a very soft blend of 15% mohair and 85% acrylic. The yarn is self striping. This 4 panels construction makes angled stripes and prevents the horizontal stripes (which, in my opinion, makes me faaaaatter).
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my first knit pattern: a skirt on: October 06, 2007 08:23:28 AM

This is my first knit pattern. I used to knit patterns from knitty.com or berroco's site till today. The skirt is made from 4 panels. Then I picked sts from top side of each panel and continued to knit back and forth. The balloon shape is given by the increases at lower side and decreases toward waist. I decorated the skirt with a crochet edge.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirt pattern deeply needed-at the end: my first pattern on: October 06, 2007 06:36:18 AM

At the end, this is my first pattern. I didn't knit it in the round. I played with isosceles trapezes which gives a balloon shape. The skirt is formed from 4 panels. One panel consists of 2 trapezes. I embelished the skirt with a crochet edge.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirt pattern deeply needed on: September 28, 2007 09:08:48 AM
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I'm knitting a prototype for Knitty glory.
I am very curious  regarding the prototype but I think I can't see it till it will be published (Knitty's rule)
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirt pattern deeply needed on: September 28, 2007 09:04:32 AM
and in the meantime I'm working on my skirt... now I don't have even one skirt...
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirt pattern deeply needed on: September 25, 2007 10:19:14 PM
Thanks a lot for your help. I am already shy to ask more questions, but this part:
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3. Row 1 knit. Row 2, knit first 5 stitches (for hem), perl to end. Add an eyelet every 2 inches or so on the "waist" edge to pull some cord or elastic through. Add some short-row shaping every 4" or so to the "hem" end to accomodate your hips.
I am afraid I didn't understand much how and where to add the short rows shaping (which will be a first for me, but I found the techniques's description on knitty.com)
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirt pattern deeply needed on: September 25, 2007 09:09:45 PM
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How do you feel about stripes?

Or giant needles to give an openwork effect and use less yarn -- with a slip underneath?

For an openwork effect I definetelly need lining for skirt and never did before. Is it difficult to make one? Horizontal stripes makes me fatter and shorter.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirt pattern deeply needed on: September 25, 2007 09:33:08 AM
Thanks a lot. All of you are very helpful. I'll post a picture when ready.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / skirt pattern deeply needed FINALLY I MADE MY FIRST PATTERN on: September 25, 2007 05:36:16 AM

Today I found in my LYS this gorgeous discounted yarn and bought 7 balls (each ball is 50 gr and 88 yds; 85%acrylic, 15%mohair). I need a skirt but couldn't find a pattern to appeal to me. I would really appreciate if you could recommend a nice FREE skirt pattern. Hope I don't ask too much ...  Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Elizabeth Zimmermann or Priscilla Gibson-Roberts? on: September 24, 2007 07:29:39 AM
thank you very much for your reviews. I also checked your blog and now I am seriously considering Sweater Design, by M.Righetti. As I understand from your reviews on your blog, it is more advanced.
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