Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Skirting Around

I’ve never really knit myself a skirt before. I was browsing Google for “Skirt patterns” and discovered the pattern in called the “Bell Curve”. It looked like it would look good on any shape, including large women. It seemed simple enough, knitting in the round, so I cast on. I had just bought about 6 skeins of Grey Heather WoolEase on sale and thought this would be perfect. I considered knitting a pure wool skirt but I thought that by the time I finish it, it would be too warm to wear and I wanted something easy to wash as well, so WoolEase Wool/Acrylic seemed perfect.
Bell Curve Skirt
Knitting the waistband elastic casing was easy enough. But then I tried knitting the star stitches and almost frogged it. I tried a Size F/5 crochet hook to make the stars and it worked great. The WoolEase tends to untwist when I do Eastern Uncrossed style, and my yarn would split too much. The crochet hook kept everything together. The placement of these stars on every ¼ of the skirt is wonderful to keep me engaged after doing all the stockinette. Bell Curve Star Stitch w/ crochet hook I just can’t wait to get it done. In fact, I’m kind of putting aside my UFO plan temporarily to stay on target with this project. I’ll add it to my list when I get tired of knitting it, so I can make progress on it. It will replace my # 4 project on my schedule.


Fay Lynn said...

You are so brave to attempt a skirt. I can not wait to see how this turns out. Would love to see it in person when it is done!

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