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« on: September 30, 2012 04:36:49 PM »


 Wink  So - I found this lovely pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/31-tiered-skirt- but wasn't sure the XL would fit my, ahem, assets. So I sized up a needle (proly didn't have to - but it hangs lovely this way) and this is what I got!
I also added rows to make it longer (I <3 me some long swingy skirts!) and crocheted a scalloped border w/handspun tussah silk to make it hang better.

On the first tier:


Third tier:
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012 05:54:30 PM »

It's very lovely! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012 06:27:37 PM »

Wow, that was a big undertaking, it's lovely!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 07:53:02 PM »

Thanks!! It ended up being almost 15 balls of yarn and the third tier was over 700 stitches EACH row. I wanted to kill something by the end  Lips sealed
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 07:54:30 PM »

And - it goes down to mid calf (and I'm around 5'9" for reference). But - super pretty!! Just finished drying it today - I'll wear it tomorrow!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012 09:45:50 PM »

So beautiful. Well worth all the effort.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012 11:04:03 PM »

That looks like an insane amount of work, way to go! How long did it take?
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012 11:56:45 PM »

Wow wow wow. I admire your persistence. I don't think i would have been able to finish. Will you be posting any action shots? I'd love to see how it looks on.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012 09:22:35 AM »

It took only a month - and I'm a slow knitter. Since it was all stockinette stitch - I could watch tv while I knit and not have to pay attention. Which was lovely. I will be posting some shots w/it on - as soon as I get some! I am wearing it today - so maybe....   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012 09:48:59 AM »

And here's a pic with me wearing it! Sorry for the craptastic pic quality - if I don't take the pic - it won't get taken.

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