Sunday, September 12, 2004

knit skirt

Finally finished the skirt. It looks nice, but I probably won't wear it around town. I don't want to stand out.
For finishing the hem, I decided against doing the garter stitch and the picot finishing. The checkerboard pattern meant that it wouldn't curl (and so it didn't need the garter stitches)-- and picots aren't my style. So I just finished it by a knit cast off on the knit stitches and a purl one on the purl stitches.

Thursday, September 9, 2004

knit skirt

Decided that I didn't like eyelets in a skirt. So decided to make a checkerboard pattern instead for the bottom of the skirt with each square in the checkerboard 4 stitches by 6 rows. To my eye, it looks a lot nicer.
Also, realized that the skirt I'm making is a 4-panel skirt -- with increases taken where the panels meet. On increase rows, if there is no stitch between panels, add a stitch between the panels. If there is a stitch between panels, knit or purl in front and back of that stitch (and divide the two stitches among the adjacent panels). -- I also centered the checkerboard pattern on each of the 4 panels.

Thursday, September 2, 2004

knit skirt

I decided I didn't like the waistband or the fit for the skirt. So I started over.

First, to make the waist more substantial: CO a multiple of 4 stitches. Do 6 rnds of *k2,p2*, 1 rnd of p, 2 rnds of *p2,k2*, 1 rnd of *p2tog, yo, k2tog, yo*, 3 rnds of *p2,k2*. Then pick up a loop from each of the CO stitches onto a spare circular needle and ktog 1 st from original needle with 1 loop from spare needle. Finally 1 rnd of p. (There are the same number of stitches on the needle as were originally cast on..) I'm also going to use a knitted cord instead of a crocheted one in the waistband.

Next, to make it roomier (since I'm short). Increase by 8 st evenly around the next rnd -- (All of the top half of the skirt is knit.) Then every 6th row instead of every 7th row make 4 increases. So as not to have all the increases on the sides, I divided the skirt into fourths (with markers to mark the fourths.) On the 6th and 12th rnds, make increases right after the first marker, right before the second, right after the third, and right before the last. On the 18th and 24th rnds, make increases after the 1st st after the first marker, before the 1st st before the second, after the 1st st after the third, and before the 1st st before the last. On the 30th and 36th, after or before the 2nd st, etc.

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