Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Two Skirt Patterns And More Yarn

Last September, I mentioned in this blog that I'm working on a crochet skirt design. That one design turned into two designs. The second skirt design turned out to be a knit design accentuated by crochet on the hem, waist band and belt. The pattern is called Knit Loves Crochet Skirt and is now available on Ravelry. As mentioned last month, I no longer own knitting needles and used a 4.5mm Knook Hook which worked really well and I've also noted that on the pattern materials just in case you might want to try Knooking. I personally found it more efficient using the Knook to pick up stitches when transitioning from crochet to knit and when binding off at the end of the last knit round when transitioning from knit to crochet. Like all of my patterns, this pattern is meant to fit your own measurements so make sure you measure several times and then make a swatch with whatever yarn weight/fiber and the corresponding hook and needle you want to use, count your stitches per inch and that will give you an idea of how many chains to make as this skirt starts off on the crocheted hem. And feel free to keep trying it on as you go along to ensure a proper fit. I'm really proud of how this skirt turned out and because the yarn I used was a 2-ply thick and thin yarn from Galler Yarns, the stockinette body looks textured and very pretty.

I have finished writing up the first skirt design which is purely crochet but I haven't published it yet because it is currently undergoing testing then editing now that I have the right yarn on hand for it. I'm really excited to get this skirt done. 


Books I've Read Since Last Blog Post



Currently Reading 
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (from The Jane Austen Digest: Complete Collection)


Finished Objects

  • Tunisian Simple Stitch Dishcloth - yarn used for the coaster itself was Lily's Sugar 'n Cream in Soft Ecru, 100% Cotton, Worsted Weight, 120 yards/70 grams, and the yarn used for the embroidery design was Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids in Sea Foam, 100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight, 42 yards/24 grams; each coaster measures 5" x 4.5"











Currently Knitting/Crocheting

  • Ribbed Crochet Skirt


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