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Miss_westenra
« on: September 12, 2005 10:07:43 PM »

Pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTeyelet.html
Yarn: Cotton ease cherry red


Yeah, I know you can kind of see my undies. I think it's partially the flash, and partially the stark contrast between my white legs and black undies, but I'm gonna wear a slip underneath. So no possible show-through.


Me trying to take a pic from above. Dunno if it does anything for you....


I took this pic after I finished the first half, but I thought it showed the eyelets nicely.

There was sooooo much boring knitting on this, and the seaming sucked huge balls (forgive my language, but it is truly justified in this situation). It was all worth it, though. This skirt is so HOT. I just wish I had done it earlier in summer. Oh well, I can wear my fishmets or knee high socks and wear it into the fall.

I know this is an old-ish pattern, but has anyone done this pattern, or plan on doing it? I'd love to hear stories/see pics
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005 10:23:57 PM »

Wow, that looks great! I've been eyeing off that pattern for a while now, just couldn't decide if a knitted skirt would work for me, esp since I don't usually wear skirts at all. But it looks so cute on you.

What was so awful about the seaming? Was it fiddly to do or just long and boring?

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Miss_westenra
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005 10:34:06 PM »

I just recently started wearing skirts. Sometimes I just can't justify wearing pants, and skirts can be so comfy, you just need to find the right one. This skirt is comfy, when done in the right yarn.

Long and boring. That is a rather long skirt (to be knitting) and the seams just took forever. The eyelet part would not seam correctly, so I kind of just shoved my needle in and hoped for the best. It ended up uneven at places. The stockinette area went smoothly, but just took a while.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005 11:50:54 PM »

oooh! super duper cute! i was unsure about this pattern from the picture on knitty, but i'm inspired by yours. and you look great in it! i think the red was a great choice.

have you thought about doing the skirt from the fall '05 interweave knits? looks sorta crazy hard, but has a great shape...
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annarella
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2005 12:05:57 AM »

I really like this pattern. So great to see your skirt, looks fab!

I started knitting this some months ago... but either I couldn't read the eyelet pattern properly, or fudged it up some other way, as the I ended up doubling the number of stitches on my needles TWICE, ending up with 400+ stitches just for the front (what a drag!)... I then bound off, had a look in the mirror... and mine appeared to be VERY flared, in fact it wasn't an A line at all, with all those ruffles at the bottom. So I realised something must have gone wrong, put it back on to the back burner and didn't think of it again...

Perhaps I can ask you how to interpret the pattern, if that's ok with you?

If I get back into this, I will re-do it on circulars. I really couldn't understand why the pattern was flat, with all that horrible seaming...
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2005 05:14:01 AM »

Your skirt looks great.  I didn't realize that this pattern was written flat.  It seems as if it would be easier on circs. 
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cheftanya
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2005 05:37:42 AM »

I made this skirt, and somehow misinterpreted the directions and it came out way too small on top... so I added panels on the side.  It took forever with the ruffles on the bottom and came out really heavy.  It also makes my bottom look pretty big- but i guess that balances out the enormous ruffle part.
If I made this again I would not do all the ruffle increases and use a wool blend to make it less heavy. Oh, and read the directions better.

Yours looks totally cute on you! 
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Miss_westenra
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2005 12:23:22 PM »

I really like this pattern. So great to see your skirt, looks fab!

I started knitting this some months ago... but either I couldn't read the eyelet pattern properly, or fudged it up some other way, as the I ended up doubling the number of stitches on my needles TWICE, ending up with 400+ stitches just for the front (what a drag!)... I then bound off, had a look in the mirror... and mine appeared to be VERY flared, in fact it wasn't an A line at all, with all those ruffles at the bottom. So I realised something must have gone wrong, put it back on to the back burner and didn't think of it again...

Perhaps I can ask you how to interpret the pattern, if that's ok with you?

If I get back into this, I will re-do it on circulars. I really couldn't understand why the pattern was flat, with all that horrible seaming...

You probably got hung up at the "elongated stitch" section. Me too. People told me that you were supposed to knit the K stitch and the first loop of the YO together, and drop the second loop. There is no "tog" in the pattern, it just says knit the k stitch and first loop of the YO, dropping the second loop, ending up with double stitches. The way they told me to do it works ok, but I found that if you drop the YO altogether, both loops, you get a pretty drop stitch pattern (like the YO! drop it scarf from SnBN) and it doesn't increase any stitches. Does that make sense? There aren't supposed to be any ruffles, the pattern was just a bit messed up I think.

Oh, and I think it was done flat because you would have been knitting FOREVER, and alternating knit and purl makes it a little more bearable and easier to remember when to increase. But whatever you want, it seems to be possible to knit it in the round.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2005 12:23:43 PM »

wow, i love it, especially the color! Shocked
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Miss_westenra
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2005 12:27:42 PM »

oooh! super duper cute! i was unsure about this pattern from the picture on knitty, but i'm inspired by yours. and you look great in it! i think the red was a great choice.

have you thought about doing the skirt from the fall '05 interweave knits? looks sorta crazy hard, but has a great shape...


Well, I don't usually pick up that mag (don't know why, I really should) but from the pic on the website it looks cute. I've never done fair isle. Hmmm....it would be a good way to test how good a knitter I really am.....

wow, i love it, especially the color! Shocked

Thanks. I wanted to do it in black, but the only color of Cotton Ease I found that I liked was this red. I think it was a blessing in disguise, it made the skirt so much more interesting!
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