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« on: February 23, 2005 11:59:24 AM »

My math and measurements leave soo much to be desired.
I got some major inspiration thanks to woolgathered and her neckwarmer of love.. I thought to myself, "it'd make for a hot top!" So i ripped out the orange cardigan that I ran out of yarn for and made this:

Only once I bound off realized that it was ummm, way too large? So i tried it on as a skirt, still too large, but not so large that a band of elastic can't fix! It actually serves well as a skirt! Very vintage tennis skirt looking sans the pleats.
I am still going to make the top... Right now as a matter of fact, just need to drastically decrease some stitches!
But the reason I did it was this fishtail lace you can see more detail of here:

Wish me luck, ladies! I'll be back!

« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005 12:04:11 PM »

Wow!  The skirt looks beautiful.  Love the fishtail detail.
Can't wait to see the top. Great job!

« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2005 12:38:34 PM »

wow its amazing. do you have a pattern for it?

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2005 01:01:03 PM »

Well, now you can make a match set!  Just pump out another piece like that one for a skirt and you got yerself a whole orangle ensemble!!!

I looooove that lace pattern!  Another outstanding piece of work!  Wink  It will be absolutely lovely!

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2005 01:14:52 PM »

That is SO cute!!! It's a Skirt of Loooove!!!

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005 02:29:56 PM »

Thank you thank you!
The pattern I'm still working on, I obviously have some sizing issues to deal with, but I just started the new one, so , anyways I'd say the skirt would fit a size 12-14.. you could just cast on less for smaller sizes or more for larger, keeping in mind it has to be done in 11's. (i.e -11, -22, -33st) for the lace..
You'll need around 450 yards of yarn (i used itchy lopi lite - FASHION NOT FUNCTION is my motto but nonetheless, I suggest y'all use something a little sweeter on your skin!)
Size 9 circulars
Size 10 1/2 circulars
Stich Marker
crochet hook (optional)
Gauge on #9's stockinette stitch 20 st=4", 10 rows=1 1/2"
Cast on 198 (WHOAH!) st. on 10 1/2 circulars (be careful st are not twisted before joining!) ((OR ELSE!)) Oh and you need a marker to mark the b.o.r.
Round 1: *P1, K1, YO, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1.
* (*repeat till end*)
Round 2: *p1, k9, p1*
Round 3: *p1, k2, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1*
Round 4: *p1, k9, p1*
Round 5:*p1, k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, p1*
Round 6: *p1, k9, p1*
Repeat 1-6 NINE times (this will give you about 10 1/2" of pattern, so if you are shorter, do less)
Next round- *p1, k9, p1*
Next Round- knit
Now you are going to switch to the size 9 circulars (keep your 1st st tight)
So we will start numbering again, starting with 1
Round 1: (decrease round) K, decreasing every 13th st by k2tog, till end
Round 2: Eyelet round- *yo, k2tog*
Continue in stockinette for 6"
Now decrease 1 every 46th st. till end of round
knit another 1" or so
Decrease 1 st every 45th st.
Continue in stockinette
When you get to 8" - bind off. (i used the decrease bind off, how to below)
Now block the piece and you will need to put in an elastic. Fold top down over elastic and sew!
Alternately, you could do a round of the eyelets again at the top and thread an i-cord or crochet chain thru with leftover yarn.
It's an easy lace pattern, especially if you keep in mind that the pattern itself lies in between the 2 p stitches.
Decrease Bind off How to: (from vogue knitting)
1> K2tog tbl, one st remains on the right needle.
2> Slip the stitch from the right needle to the left needle making sure not to twist, and repeat 1 & 2 untill you have one st. left and pull yarn thru to complete.

So there it is! I'll post the pattern and put up pics of the top when it's done!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2005 12:16:09 PM by HelenaJane » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005 02:51:21 PM »

Iggads! That's absolutely lovely! Thanx so much for the pattern! Now I might have something to do with all this Redheart Yarn I've got leftover  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2005 03:17:00 PM »

What a gorgeous skirt! Thanks for the pattern. Just wondering if you can give some measurements of this one - waist, hips, etc?


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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2005 08:13:09 PM »

I fawned over your skirt on your blog a little while ago.  The detail on that tube-top-gone-wrong is amazing.  So pretty.  I [heart] orange.  I want to try using that lace pattern on a project sometime soon.  Very nice work, Christine.

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2005 09:07:28 PM »

I am completely flatterd and honored that you named it LELAH!!!!! I have to make it!!!

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