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« on: May 12, 2007 05:57:29 PM »

I recently finished this skirt. The pattern is in Greeting from Knit Cafe. It is also the skirt she is wearing on the front of the book. I made an oops in the beginning on the lace pattern at the bottom, but I just kept with it the whole way through and it turned out fine. There is a picture of me in the skirt from the front and back, the skirt laying on my bed, and then a close up of the lace work where it meets the solid part of the top.









I have to say that this is probably one of the most time consuming projects I have completed, but I am very happy with the results.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007 06:07:16 PM »

It looks gorgeous!! Great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007 06:09:02 PM »

very pretty! this is one of the nicer knitted skirts I've seen. I can see how time consuming it must've been...those stitches are TINY!  Shocked

what do you think of the knit cafe book? is it worth buying?
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007 06:29:07 PM »

I love the edging.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007 07:15:29 PM »

I love it!  This is one of the only knit skirts that I have liked. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007 07:24:05 PM »

Thanks for your compliments! It is good to hear it from other knitters and not just from my husband!

In reply to the tiny stitches, I did it on size 6 and the lace was on size 5 (or maybe it was the other way around...) It didn't seem so bad until the last half of the last panel. I couldn't wait to finish!

As for the question is Greetings from Knit Cafe worth buying, well I don't really think so for me. I got the book from the library. Sometimes I go buy the book after I take it back to the library, other times I don't. This one I didn't. It has beautiful pictures and a large variety of patterns, but the skirt was the only pattern I personally liked.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007 11:52:17 PM »

Well done! I love the color and it's beautifully knitted. I have that book and the skirt is on my to-knit list but I really badly want to make the shawl first Cheesy . Want to do it together? I'm thinking of going down to the store itself (I live an hour away-ok more like 30 min but you have to account for LA traffic.bah) to see what it's like.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007 01:08:33 PM »

beutiful skirt! how is it holding up? did you line it?
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007 02:20:44 PM »

Good job on the lace.  The more knitted skirts I see, the more I am wanting to make one.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007 06:14:39 PM »

I haven't lined it. The knit is pretty tight, and I guess I haven't decided if I want to yet or not. Thanks for all the compliments. Thewench- If you go to the store let me know if you like it. I would be very curious to know what the store is like.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2007 07:10:13 PM »

It looks fantastic!!! I bought that book solely because of the skirt pattern but I haven't worked up the courage to make it yet. Is it very difficult?
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2007 08:07:27 PM »

WOW I love the skirt now I am going to go on a hunt for the pattern!
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2007 08:28:30 PM »

I haven't lined it. The knit is pretty tight, and I guess I haven't decided if I want to yet or not. Thanks for all the compliments. Thewench- If you go to the store let me know if you like it. I would be very curious to know what the store is like.

I don't know when I can go but when I do I'll take pictures and send them your way. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2007 06:34:39 AM »

The pattern wasn't too hard, but it was a lot of work. Making the lace panels is what took the longest. Also, working the waist band and the band above the lace at the bottom was kind of hard because there were lots of yarn overs and the yarn was really tight on the needles and basically my hands got sore working on it. I definitely got some hand cramps from this one, but I don't see any reason why anyone shouldn't do it. The reward is so great!
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2007 09:31:16 AM »

Love this skirt!  Good job!  This item is on my (very long) list of things to knit!  Did you use the recommended yarn or did you sub?
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007 11:03:33 AM »

Love it!  I bought the book (Amazon had a sale so it only ran $8 or so) for this pattern in particular.  Hopefully, someday I'll actually get around to making it.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2007 11:39:42 AM »

Ok ya'll convenced me I ordered the book from Amazon now just to wait for it to get here, figure out what yarn to get then find the time to make it!
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2007 12:56:48 PM »


That's pretty! I like the color choice in yarn.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007 04:42:57 PM »

I subbed the yarn. I just used Sugar and cream cotton in softly taupe and then a ribbon yarn I found at the store that had similar taupe and brown colors for the bows. I even got the yarn in the super sized balls on sale. The skirt ended up being right around $25 for the yarn and extra needle I needed to buy. I was happy with that price  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007 09:53:45 PM »

WOW you have to be kidding I would have never though that you used that yarn to make it with!!! Great cost saving choice. Have you worn it out yet?
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2007 11:53:08 PM »

It's beautiful! I love the color you chose, it suits the pattern so well.
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2007 08:14:18 AM »

I subbed the yarn. I just used Sugar and cream cotton in softly taupe and then a ribbon yarn I found at the store that had similar taupe and brown colors for the bows. I even got the yarn in the super sized balls on sale. The skirt ended up being right around $25 for the yarn and extra needle I needed to buy. I was happy with that price  Smiley

I'm shocked that you used sugar & cream!  I have always used this yarn only for dishcloths - I never knew it could knit up into such a beautiful garment!  Kudos!
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2007 08:32:47 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2007 03:42:04 PM »

Thanks again! To answer one of the questions, the Sugar and Cream cotton is holding up fine. I have made many other things out of it too. I am not a "yarn snob" (not to imply that anyone is, I am just saying, I'm not), so I never buy really expensive yarns. I always try to sub with something cheaper. I couldn't afford to knit if I was a yarn snob  Smiley Thanks again for your comments. I hope some of you do make this. I will be looking for your posts when you finish!
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2007 09:01:11 AM »

I totally know what you mean.  I don't think I've ever knit a pattern with the yarn it calls for - I'm always subbing for a significantly cheaper yarn!  Lol.  I'm going to try S&C for my next cotton project.  I've been using knitpicks shine cotton a lot lately, but I really like the matte look you got with the S&C.  Bonus - no waiting for the shipment to come, or wondering what the color will actually look like off the computer screen.
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