First FO of 2015 – Riviera Skirt!

Knitting Wool and The GangIt was a pretty fast project that took me only a couple of weeks of afternoon knitting time. Not bad! To be honest I feel kind of sad to cast it off… Pima cotton is so delicious to work with. I didn’t want to let it go…

So, let’s get to the details.

Texture. Combination of classic basic stitches creates interesting fabric and keeps you engaged while knitting. I know a lot of knitters love the look of the seed stitch, but are not particularly fond of knitting it. This pattern offers you 2 in 1 – you get the texture of the seed stitch, which is interrupted my good old all time favorite stockinette stitch.

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Color. I was literally “chasing” these pink stripes on my knitting way. They are so addictive – you just want to keep knitting and knitting to see how they bloom on the fabric. And, again, the seed stitch central panel creates beautifully blurred effect.

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Modifications. As I have mentioned before, I went down with the needles size – from 5mm to 3.5mm. The waist band was knit on 3mm needles to give the skirt more fitted look.

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Overall I am very happy with the result and can’t wait to put on my very first knitted skirt! I feel like I’ll be wearing it a lot this spring and summer. My friend and I snapped some pictures of me wearing a skirt this weekend. Gosh, it was quiet an experience! We walked for an hour in a desert carrying along all these crazy stuff you need for a photoshoot, were interrogated by a property guard and almost got lost on the way back, as it was getting really dark. Anyway, more about it later šŸ™‚

Knitting Wool and The Gang

Thank you, Wool and The Gang, for this wonderful knitting experience!

I hope you had a lovely weekend!

Zeta, Happy Birthday again!