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Who knew?

Who knew how awesome a knitted skirt could be?

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Tawnee, pictured here eating leftovers she found in the grass, suspected, but didn’t say anything.

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This is a seriously awesome pattern.

Having droolingly admired this pattern on Ravelry a few times, I realised the only thing holding me back from possessing such an awesome garment was — what? My own prejudice? I guess so. I don’t know many people with knitted skirts, and my Mumini has a thing against them that lead me to assume everyone did, and that my own sneaking like for them was a peculiar quirk that shouldn’t be expressed any further.  Then I realised I had my head up my arse, and that such a position could only be made more comfortable by a knitted skirt, so off I went.

Talk about quick, too!  Took me three weeks, from snout to tail, to get this baby from swatching to dancing in the garden.  Three weeks!  And! And! This is the heretofore ill-fated South West Trading Company Bamboo yarn: I have made this into three garments (I think I got as far as three, although there were so many false starts I lost track) and the yarn was starting to look a bit used, but on this skirt? In this colour? Seriously awesome, sexy, and I feel like I’ve found the proper home for it.  I love it to pieces, and I can’t wait to sashay all over work in it tomorrow.

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Quick stats!

Pattern: Intolerable Cruelty, by Ashley Moncrieff who, if her skirt patterns are anything to go by, is a clear-headed damsel of taste and sass.

Yarn: South West Trading Company Bamboo in Plum

Mods: None none none!  Just got gauge (on the second try, thank you) and off I went, round and round and round, to the end.  When I make the next one, however, I will make smaller loops along the back (through which you thread the corset-lacing ribbon), because these ones are a little too big, and the ribbon I have for the next skirt is quite thin.

I’ve begun swatching for another one, in a funny, flecky, light silver linen yarn I’ve been carting about pointlessly for years — this is that yarn’s last chance. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll know it’s time that it was set free for another knitter to stumble upon.

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