Habu Textiles Kit A-84 skirt

May 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

I love this skirt!???????????????????????????????Habu Textiles Kit A-84

It drapes and moves beautifully and feels fantastic.

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???????????????????????????????border knit with a single of mohair/silk

The pattern calls for a drawstring at the waist, but I added a studded skinny belt instead.
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The skirt is knit with two yarns held together; it comes on one cone of a-1 tsumugi silk and one cone of a-32 silk mohair, with no knots.???????????????????????????????

TIPS:
I met squiffyknits at Madrona and she gave me The Best Advice:

Mark every decrease as you knit.
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I would have LOST MY MIND if I had had to try to find and count the 47 decreases on each panel of this tweedy mohairy knit!

I ran a light colored thread through the edges before soaking so it would be easier to put in the blocking wires when it was all dark wet silk and mohair.
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I made a template for the pieces to simplify blocking.
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I used two blocking wires at the hem, one through the main fabric (two yarns held together) and a second wire through the mohair/silk single border.
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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Barb  |  May 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    You look fantastic in it! Love the skinny belt and the boots! Great work!

    Reply

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