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« on: June 19, 2007 05:24:25 PM »

How cute is this?

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATThemp.html

My sister-in-law and I are both knitting this skirt for our 6 year old daughters (the creator of the pattern has more sizes listed on her blog).

I bought the yarn suggested for the pattern in a slightly different color way. It is so beautiful, I have never knitted with hemp, and I am trying to avoid animal fibers...
here it is!


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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007 05:27:38 PM »

I won't be knitting this, but I'm sticking my reply in here that I will be watching your progress!

I've never knit/crochet with hemp before either. How does it feel?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 08:32:03 PM »

Umm, tempting.  My daughter will be starting kindergarden in the fall.  I guess it wouldn't hurt to at least check my stash  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007 12:08:12 PM »

The aforementioned sister-in-law here.... I just got started last night. I love this yarn! it feels a little like a linen blend; very dry and lightweight. Question: can i possibly finish this in time for my daughter to actually wear this summer? Hmmmm. I'm hopeful, but not convinced.  Anyway i didn't have the elastic at the ready (nor did I have #4 circulars) so I cast-on on straight needles and left a little opening to put the elastic in later, transferring to circulars and joining after the waistband was knitted down. That's as far as I've gotten!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007 05:17:26 AM »

I have a progress photo.
it's moving along, thanks to an emergency tutoring session with optimism.

It's difficult to see the pattern emerging...so far I don't really see the waves at all. Just a bit of bunching where I hope/assume the waves will drop down.
I loved the elastic joining part, knowing that there will be no sewing and seaming in the end.
And the yarn is really nice to work with.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007 03:26:36 PM »

here's how its coming along.... The picture doesn't really do justice to the gorgeous colors, although i'm wondering if the pink would have been nice too. This is pretty easy knitting, only really having to focus 1 out of 5 rows. I noticed your waist has the pearl side facing out, i did mine knit side out. is that wrong?? either way i guess its fine.
I don't seem to be allowed to post a photo, because i'm too new, so here is a link:

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb154/schilinsky/DSC00327.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007 04:12:23 PM »

i love it! (nice lawn)
i think the colors are beautiful, and your knitting looks perfect!
funny you should mention the waistband because i puzzled over this for about 15 minutes...it didn't seem at all clear to me from the pattern which side should face out. it sounded a bit more like the purl side would be out, because why else would we be asked to purl those first 10 rows? well, in the end i decided that i would simply choose, and i chose purl out...wait, i'll go snap my progress...

i just started the first c row...it is really quick because in the place of making a stitch is a yarn over...
i am wondering, though, if i am half finished...because the skirt doesn't seem very long...but i guess i could read ahead to figure this out.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007 04:46:22 PM »

Could it be that that purl portion tucks inside, like a facing?  I'm working on a completely different project that has a portion in reverse stockinette stitch, because it folds inside as the facing.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007 12:06:43 PM »

Hi, this is the designer of Hip in Hemp here! So great to see these pictures and it looks like you are making good progress. I love the colours you chose, the hempathy has some great options. Sorry if the waistband description was confusing...I had intended for the purl side to be on the outside but it really makes no difference. If anyone has any other questions please let me know.
Can't wait to see the finished product!
What size are you knitting?
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007 02:49:28 PM »

Hi Gudrun!
i love this pattern! it is so well-organized and -written, clear and fun. I am now in the c/d section, so it is going really quickly. i am actually surprised at how fast the skirt is knitting up. i am making the size 6 for my daughter. i'll keep you posted.
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