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ceedah
« on: June 16, 2006 12:10:07 PM »

EDIT: I attempted a pattern (and in fact just created a blog): http://www.jollyroving.com/blog/2006/06/first-post-skirt-picturespattern.html (link is at the end of the post). Smiley

This is the first knitted item I've truly designed by myself... and all things considered, I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.  It's using Knitpicks Shine Sport (about 8 balls).  I do wish I'd gotten more of the green, because I would have made the crocheted ruffle longer - I might buy some more later and add onto it. 

I actually knit the entire thing inside-out, somewhat unintentionally.  It worked out okay, though.  I don't think I used the best increase method in the world - I purled into the front and the back of the loop - it could be cleaner-looking.

I'm pretty happy with the way the shaping came out, though (in the sense that I was kind of holding my breath on the "let's throw in two triangles on the sides and see what happens!" thing).








(whooooa, natural light!  Tongue)


...and yeah, that's really bad image-quality, but at least it shows what the skirt looks like at its full width (drawstring undrawn, bottom spread out).
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006 12:18:50 PM »

That's really cute! I like the color scheme and I LOVE the stitch (basketweave?). Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 12:22:02 PM »

Thanks!  Smiley  Yep, it's basketweave, adapted from this: http://knitting.about.com/library/blbasketweave3.htm
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006 12:26:34 PM »

Oh, I love it! It must have taken a long time to make. I barely have enough patience to get through a waistcoat, so this is quite impressive. And the basketty-ness is lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006 12:32:53 PM »

looks very cozy and comfy! good job!
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ceedah
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2006 12:34:44 PM »

Thank you guys!  Grin

Oh, I love it! It must have taken a long time to make. I barely have enough patience to get through a waistcoat, so this is quite impressive. And the basketty-ness is lovely.

Yeah, it took some time, but it wasn't too bad - less yardage than most sweaters (under 1000).
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006 02:33:48 PM »

I think that's my favorite knitted skirt ever!  Great job!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006 02:33:52 PM »


that is really impressive!
i think the triangles on the side are great, nice change of texture.

just a random question - did it roll up much at the bottom before the ruffle?  I'm assuming you added the ruffle at the end.  It looks like it 'sits' so nicely.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2006 03:33:31 PM »

So CUTE!  I love the texture and stability the basketweave gives it, but it still manages to drape nicely.  Great skirt!
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2006 06:33:32 PM »

I think that's my favorite knitted skirt ever!  Great job!!!  Smiley

Wow, that's quite a compliment! Thanks! *blush*

pSTAT3queen - thanks Smiley Actually, it wasn't rolling even before the ruffle. I think the basketweave kept it from doing so.  The top did roll, however - it was reverse stockinette (since I was knitting it inside out, heh), but then I folded it over and sewed it down.

And thank you, subloke!
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