Claudia Evilla Skirt in Kauni Effektgarn W-ES
I think skirts are my latest favorite thing to knit.
Once I got the color repeats lined up.
Seriously, that was the hardest part.
I was lucky, I happened to be at Knit Purl when the yarn had just arrived and I was able to pick two 150g balls from a full (10 balls) bag.
Kauni Effektgarn, is sold by the gram, the balls are somewhere around 150g (+/-30g), it has long color repeats and there are no dyelots.
I picked two of the larger balls that were dark at the center so my skirt would be dark at the top transitioning to light at the hem (skirt is knit top down).
That was my plan.
I ended up rewinding both 150g balls to get all the dark yarn at the beginning and lining up the color repeats.
I used 250g of the 300g I started with.
The lace pattern is quick to memorize and gives the skirt a nice drape in a light springy wool.
inserted increases earlier than pattern (cuz that’s how I’m shaped)
added 5 repeats of the last pattern section
finished with one row of purl to coax the bind off row to curl under
this bind off method
instead of knitting a drawstring (DH thought that was pretty funny when I told him that was in the pattern!) I used a grosgrain ribbon.
I used the cardboard centers from a couple of rolls of wrapping paper covered with plastic wrap for blocking.