Wednesday, June 17, 2009

As requested...

..Pictures of the whole skirt (which I have typed shirt every single time).



This was the end of a day of sitting, so the back is a bit stretched out--fortunately, the weight of the cotton pulls the extra fabric down, so it's maybe an inch or two longer in the back (a hemline which can also exist on purpose) rather than bulge-y and weird.

I used 600 yards of Laurel, Schaefer's heavier 100% cotton, on size 7 (for the waistband) 8 (for the stockinette stitch portion) and 10 (for the lace) needles. I meant to use 7, 8, and 9, but couldn't find my 9. The pattern called for a slightly lighter yarn, and slightly smaller needles, but the numbers for the smaller size (which I am not) worked out to be the size I wanted.

Mystifyingly, the pattern called for only 8 inches of stockinette before the lace (and them more reps of the lace). That seemed short so I kept knitting, till I ended up knitting 16 inches. I know I'm tallish, but there's no way I'm twice as tall as the model! Maybe just twice as interested in being able to wear my skirt to work?

4 comments:

Sonia said...

Looks great! Love the color, too.

Chris said...

Love your shirt... er skirt.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Looks really good, especially after a day of wear. I can see the issue of where the lace starts- have you washed it yet? I'm curious if it'll hold its shape. I have Fear of 100% Cotton.

Laura said...

Love it, what gauge did you knit it at? How do you find the time to crank all this out????