Ravelry says I started Tealsplitter in August. Seems longer ago than that. I hope y’all enjoy the photos, because the more I look at them, the less I like them. The Knight was kind enough to snap them, so don’t fuss about a lack of smiles, poses, etc.
Pattern: Lanesplitter. Another great, free pattern from Knitty! It’s a rectangle, knitted on a bias, seamed, then a cotton, interior waistband is knitted in the round, tacked down, elastic pulled through, hole sewn shut, and it’s a skirt.
The actual knitting took no time at all. It was the waistband that slowed me down. Some people lined theirs or used a sewing machine for the waistband, but I lack anything beyond button attachment skills…
I didn’t love the skirt when finished. It did a funky bell-thing with my “athletic” thighs. But a vigorous blocking made it better, and these photos were taken after about 9 hours of wear. I want to try it next with either a denim shirt or vest… And I opted to wear the seam on the side, because I didn’t like the seam up the center back as most seem to wear it!
Yarn: Plymouth Boku, color 10. I really like this yarn! It does have some vegetation issues (think grass seed, evidently processed with the fleece that became the wool?), but I tend to prefer their color combinations over Noro’s, and it’s available at Dog House Yarns, which is my almost exclusive resource.
I wore it with rather non-descript tights and there was no itching. I did tend to tug at it – especially in the very front, to lengthen it back out after sitting down for a while.
I used Lion Brand Cotton in seaspray for the waistband because it kinda’ matched and I find it to be a decent “utility” cotton.
Needles: US #7. Sorry… I don’t recall more!
Verdict: It was a fun knit that proved to me I can knit a skirt I’ll wear. Now I’m a little skirt and dress obsessed and have several patterns in the wings.
My weekend plans include writing another post about this for the Dog House blog, blocking another finished object or two and finishing the capelet. Might be a bit ambitious…
What’s on your weekend agenda?