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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

With an Eye Towards Autumn

That's the thing about being a fiber artist ... if you want to wear something handmade in autumn, you have to start preparing in early summer, or thereabouts.

I wanted to use my squooshy soft merino that I spun with cotton thread, so I'm making this shawl:





I still haven't found the pattern for this. It was on Ravelry, it was free, and it's very simple --- You double the knit rows from 8 to 16 to 32, etc, then K2 (yo k1) to end, then K2, for the increase rows.

I also really have a crush on this Sasha skirt.


Picture by inatwist from Ravelry


I am going to try to make this, using KnitPicks yarn from a sample pack I bought a few years ago. 

The sample pack is a variety of colors, so there will be a variety of colors in the skirt. I hope it doesn't look too clownish ...


I've done the doubled-over waistband with a hole to thread the elastic through, and then about an inch more from that. 

If this comes out right, I can wear it in the winter over tights, and be super snuggly warm. I suspect I'll have to invest in that anti-static-cling spray, too. 








That's it for me. What's everyone else up to?


Fat Petunia and Edgar remind you to visit Tamis Amis!

7 comments:

  1. That skirt is awesome! What a creative project!

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  2. I've never been a fan of knitted socks, but this one is awesome! Love it!

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  3. I really like the skirt pattern. I don't think it will look clownish unless you mismatch colors.

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  4. Ok, your projects are great! That skirt is so awesome I want to become someone that wears skirts, just so I can make it!!!

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  5. Smart of you to think ahead for autumn wear. Nice start on the shawl.

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