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1  Intolerable Cruelty in Knitting: Completed Projects by indienial on: January 23, 2007 05:44:44 PM
I finally finished knitty's Intolerable Cruelty and I'm really happy with the way it turned out it's definitely my most successful knit yet!

It's amazingly flattering for a knitted skirt, I think it would look great on just about anyone, but be warned you will definitely need a slip, as I found out when I looked at my photos this morning (whoops).

I used the specified bamboo yarn, which is soft and slippery enough to make the skirt hang really nicely. I couldn't find a "perfect" substitute for it, as either cotton or wool will not have the same flattering drape.  

It took about two and a half weeks of knitting time, and then sat in my WIP basket for about a month before I gathered the courage to start the crochet loops. In the end, I decided that crocheting with the bamboo yarn was a task way beyond my limited skill set and cheated by finger-knitting the chain for the corset-y loops and then sewing it into place. I also did away with the two YOs at the bottom of the back panel, because I didn't like the holes they made.

The pattern specifies that it is to be worn below the waist, and the top of the skirt is quite loose. In retrospect, I'd probably improve the fit by making the waist of the skirt a bit smaller and keeping the hip measurements the same (hey, I have child bearing hips, I'm sure a lot of you can relate!). But that's definitely a personal choice, and I figure it's always better to have a little extra room around the waist than to have something too tight.

Thanks to Ashley and knitty.com for a fantastic pattern.

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