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Churchmouse Swingy Linen Skirt

Great pattern.
Great yarn.
Great skirt.


Churchmouse Swingy Linen Skirt in Euroflax Sport

Swingy Skirt is swingy

It feels a bit risky while knitting the skirt and hoping the prepared swatch will prove true; the final gauge is achieved after machine washing and drying.
The skirt knits up HUGE, but the trip through the washer and dryer really works, the knitted fabric comes out much smoother, the stitches more even, and it softens.


BEFORE wash & dry (Left) and AFTER wash & dry (Right) swatches

September 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

Claudia Evilla Skirt in Kauni Effektgarn W-ES

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in Kauni 8/2 Effekttgarn color W-ES

I think skirts are my latest favorite thing to knit.

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Knit with two balls of yarn in alternating rows to extend (double) the long color repeat of Kauni Effektgarn.
This pattern was pretty easy and fun 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).

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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.

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The two balls appeared to be different dylelots, if they had dyelots, one was brighter, the other grayer, but not noticeable when knit up.

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.

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I love this color, kind of a grayish denim blue.

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modifications:
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.

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March 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm 1 comment

Knitted Skirt Design Class with Carol Lansinger

My pal knit1frog2 and I took Carol’s great skirt class yesterday at
So Much Yarn

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Carol Lansinger and her hand knit skirts

I have wanted to knit a skirt for quite a while, then I heard about this skirt class with words like:
“you should take this class before you knit a skirt”,
“now I *know* how to knit a skirt”,
“I love my skirt”.
See janetcharb’s skirts on Ravelry here and here, she brought them to a Seattle Knitters Guild meeting. They were gorgeous. I was smitten. She recommended Carol Lansinger’s class…

It’s a great class.
Carol talked about style. Style in fashion, personal style, designing and knitting style for yourself or others.
She talked about skirts. Knitting skirts, designing skirts, shaping skirts, FITTING skirts.
Knitting ‘butt sprung’*-free skirts.
She had many many samples, it was EXCITING.

*Carol’s term for that unflattering pouf you get in the back of your skirt after sitting.

Now I want to knit several skirts:
(CLICK on PICS to enlarge –
in the new window, you might have to click the ‘expand’ button)

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Carol Lansinger’s Rowan Denim Pleated hem Skirt

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Carol Lansinger’s Lace-edge A-line Skirt
in Euroflax Linen Worsted yarn

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Sally Melville’s Nancy’s Skirt (the knitting experience, BOOK 3, COLOR)
in Manos del Uruguay yarn
(lengthened to 22” is very wearable by many)

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knit1frog2 being shy
(behind Ruth Sørensen’s Claudia Evilla Skirt
in Kauni yarn)

I think I’ll start here:

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Classic Elite Yarns Summer Book 2 Lace Border Skirt
Butterfly Super 10 Cotton in color 3829

October 27, 2008 at 10:27 pm 1 comment


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