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« on: October 13, 2005 07:31:26 PM »

I love knit skirts! I don't know why, they're so comfy and funky and fun ways to try new patterns and yarn. This is what I just finished, inspired heavily by the Lelah top http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26874.0. It's just the fishtail lace pattern, knit all the way up, with about an inch of stockingette at the top, which I'm going to fold down and use to enclose some elastic. It's stretchy enough that it fits perfect.

It's made with Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn--took about 3.5 skeins. I lined it with a light blue spandex. I still have to block it and finish sewing the lining.

Front, and a pretty good representation of the color, a deep teal:


Back, and my butt!


The best thing about knit skirts is what they do for normally unimpressive figures. I put it on and it's instant assification!

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2005 07:35:09 PM »

ooh what a pretty color
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005 07:35:55 PM »

that is extremely flattering on you! i want one! what level of difficulty would you rate this (i'm a noob knitter Tongue)?
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005 07:36:11 PM »

ow ow!  that looks hottt!  i'm impressed that the LP bulky looks so figure-flattering!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2005 07:38:29 PM »

You have an incredibly high degree of hottitude.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2005 08:08:37 PM »

That is just gorgeous - and you look just as gorgeous in it! Nice job! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005 08:23:07 PM »

OHHHHH!  Awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005 08:29:29 PM »

That is fabulous! You did are wonderfully detailed, awesome job! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Wow!
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2005 08:38:28 PM »

Thanks, guys! I'm telling you, knit skirts are instant hottitude.

ow ow!  that looks hottt!  i'm impressed that the LP bulky looks so figure-flattering!
Thanks! I actually ended up making a skirt with the bulky yarn because I had bought it for a loop d loop top and I tried a bunch of different sweater patterns with it and it looked terrible in all of them. With bulky yarn, skirts are the way to go to be flattering, I think!

that is extremely flattering on you! i want one! what level of difficulty would you rate this (i'm a noob knitter Tongue)?

Thanks! It's REALLY easy. I actually started it months ago, and it took me this long to finish cause I got bored with how easy it was. It's 4 stitches: knit, purl, yarn over, and "slip one knit two together pass slipped stitch over". You have to keep track a little bit of what row you're on, but after awhile you can figure that out just by looking at it, so you don't even have to keep track. The hardest part is figuring out how many lace pattern repeats to do so it fits the way you want--takes a lot of experimentation at the begining.

check out the lelah link for the pattern, and let me know if you have any questions!
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2005 10:16:18 PM »

That's so cool.  Right now I'm in the middle of a white skirt using this same stitch.  I'm changing stitches at mid-thigh, though, because it got boring.  I think I'm going to keep changing lace stitches and keep increasing to make it have a tiered effect.   Cheesy  You've inspired me to want to finish!
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