Monday, August 12, 2013

Chevron Skirt, v 2.0

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As I said, I ran out of yarn.  With two rows left, I ran out, but the end of knitting this skirt is at the inside of the back waistband, so I improvised with something vaguely similar and called it good enough.  Nobody but me (well, and now you) will ever know. 

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I put it on, gave Dean the camera, and went out into the yard. 

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I always tell him that his job is to take photos of the project, not photos of me.  He is so good at literally everything, and thus, as usual, I like his pictures of the thing I made so much better than I like the project itself. 

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I also always tell him to make sure my bum doesn’t look too big, but there’s only so much a man can do. 

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This is my second crack at this pattern, shortened a lot this time, and with the stripe pattern improvised to accommodate my brown and gray leftovers.  The main color is one skein of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in oatmeal or natural or whatever, leftover from this.  If I’d added one more brown stripe somewhere, I wouldn’t have run out, but it didn’t matter in the end.  With boots and tights, I think this skirt will end up being kind of a uniform for fall and winter.  One of those wardrobe essentials you don’t even have to think about, because it goes with everything.  I love that. 

35 comments:

  1. Kristin, your chevron knitting is terrific! It's a great skirt you've made, very chic and completely unique. I think that every time you wear it you'll be collecting lots and lots of compliments.

    I've only done chevron knitting with four-ply yarn in long scarves (also using up odds and ends of harmonizing colors) but I really like the idea of using a thicker yarn.

    Bravo! xo

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  2. Your skirt looks really good - and definitely no big bum! Photos are very good also. Well done to your husband. Now we just need Autumn to hirry along. xxx

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  3. Beautiful skirt! I really like how the hemline ends with a scallop instead of straight across. The whole outfit is just smashing. Love your boots too.

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  4. Oh that's beautiful, Kristen!! Lovely colors and great photos, it suits you perfectly :-).

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  5. Love the skirt it really suits you (and the boots). I particularly like the scalloped hem.

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  6. How lovely i could so wear this skirt x

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  7. Autumn Bliss! I think it is brilliant. Jo x

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  8. You look fantastic in that beautiful skirt, I love it. Dean did a great job.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  9. Awesome! Looks so nice on you. I'm still working on my gingham knitted blanket you so inspired me to make. I think I have four more strips to make. I have this pattern and would really like to make it soon. Love your color choice. Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing!
    Denise

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  10. The skirt looks great, and it looks great on you as well ;) Love that chevron pattern and scalloped hemline. Wendy

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  11. It's beautiful and it looks great on you. I love the way it looks with your boots and tights/socks combo.

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  12. Absolutely lovely.The whole ensemble looks terrific on you. Well done.

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  13. Another beautiful creation! It makes a stunning outfit :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous Kristen x loving all the chevron geometry xxx Penny

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  15. Great skirt and great photos! xx

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  16. Looks so lovely on you! I forgot I made a knitted skirt, must wear it sometime!

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  17. I love your skirt; I've never worn a knitted skirt before and think that you will be the envy of your town. I say this every time, but you are clever! Well done on a beautiful skirt x

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  18. It is beautiful! Love it so much. And you don't have a big bum:)

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  19. Aah, lovely skirt, and socks, Kirsten!

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  20. Kristen,
    Please don't ever stop writing your blog. So many of the good knitting/crocheting bloggers have quit. And you are seriously the only one left that I truly love. So please please please don't stop! You talent is amazing, and gives me not only inspiration, but also the motivation to get off my butt and make beautiful things.

    Thank you for blog. Your skirt is beautiful! And your butt is the perfect size for you. :)

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  21. I love this skirt, very well done! :) especially like the color combination!

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  22. I loooooooooooooooooooove!!!!
    looooooooooooooooooove your skirt!!!!
    Cool, beautiful, cute, gorgeous!!!!!!
    Congrats and kisses from Catalonia!

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  23. I love that kind of style so much! Beautiful and comfy skirt! Oh, lucky you! :-)

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  24. :) You look so pretty and your husband is very good photographer :) And of course - your new chevron skirt is so pretty too! Really good job. I have never worn the knitted or crocheted skirt, but it looks really very nice and comfortable.
    J.

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  25. It's gorgeous! I LOVE the colors you chose. Now I feel I need to get my own hands on that pattern. Must figure out how to find a back issue of the magazine... I love the length you chose (or ended up with!). :) Such a nice job!

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  26. LOVE THE SKIRT!!!
    AND YOUR HAIRCUT!!!!

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  27. Oooh Kristen, how pretty! I LOVE how this skirt turned out. Your entire outfit is just perfect, and I think your hair is really cute too! Don't worry, your husband can do no wrong with his picture taking because your bum isn't big! ... You're so funny! :D

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  28. Perfect for Autumn / Fall and looks so brilliant on you - is something so cosy about it Kristen - makes me think of open fires, warming casseroles and glasses of red wine!
    Gill xx

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  29. This is a must knit for my girls....great for fall. You did a wonderful job.

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  30. Wonderful and gorgeus, I want to congratulate you fantastic talent, I send you a lot of wishes, bye, ania

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