Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 FO #12 - Olivia's Hip in Hempathy

A beautiful skirt for a little girl.  Made from Hemp yarn, it should be a nice skirt to wear through Spring and Summer.  This one took a while to knit but turned out very nicely.  The yarn was quite firm, both as yarn and as fabric, but it softened nicely once washed.

Vital Statistics
Pattern:  Hip in Hemp by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn:  Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy
Needles:  3.0 mm and 3.25 mm Knit Pro 
Started:  March 22, 2011
Finished:  April 18, 2011
Mods:  Worked this skirt with 8 rows of the brown yarn and 4 rows of purple and 4 rows of yellow-green.  Made it so that the waist band joined together at the front leaving a gap on the outside for a tie be put through.
Comments:  This was a real change of pace, 4 ply on 3.25 mm needles is pretty usual here, but not for the amount of yarn in this project!  Don't think I'll be making another skirt in such a small ply yarn again.  Nothing wrong with knitted skirts, just will use fatter yarn next time!
Ravelled here.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Yes, I remember my last big project in fine yarn - DD's wedding stole as I recall! Some things need only be experienced once! LOL