Cabled Skirt

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Since making Mason's sweater, I have had an idea in mind for a skirt I would like to make out of Rowan's Denim yarn. I had a hard time finding a pattern that met what I had in mind - so I ended up designing one to meet what I wanted - a trumpet/circle type shape, with an interesting pattern, and a little bit of lace at the bottom.

I used the cable pattern "bubbles" from Vogue Stichionary II for the main body of the skirt. I kind of ended up improvising the lace - mostly because I couldn't find a pattern that fitted exactly what I wanted.

I made a draw-string waist, with an i-cord as the draw string. It was a lot of fun to make - and I am thrilled with the results. I had to wash this before I wore this - because the yarn shrinks before you wash it, and because the color kind of bleeds before you wash it the first time. But, as soon as I washed it the first time, I put it on immediately.-

Shelbie


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9 comments

Lily Boot said...

wow! I'm so impressed! I would never have the courage to knit a skirt and you did one without a pattern! It looks gorgeous! :-)

michelle said...

That skirt was so classy. I can't believe you knited it. It truly is beautiful. You are pretty cute modeling it too. Wow what talent. Love Your Aunt Michelle Stewart

tmmkitten said...

okay, that is seriously beyond adorable!
kisses from tulsa

Ravenhill said...

This was quite a project to design yourself and have it fit you so prettily! Your new skirt is just lovely with the dainty lace flounce at the edge and the pretty design. I am just so impressed with your skills!
~Emily

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOWZERS - that is adorable and looks seriously hard. I'm struggling with ONE sock - I'm thinking I've got a ways to go before tackling something as cute as this skirt.

Hugs - Karen

sarahmurray said...

Your skirt is amazing!! Well done!! :)

erica e said...

wow, i can't believe that's home/handmade. great work!

LizzyHouse said...

your knitting is so awesome! you always make such nice things!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

wow knitting sewing quilting..it's all here..great blog..Jennifer