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Indigo Ripples

October 13, 2007

Here are some additional photos of Indigo Ripples modeled by my lovely assistant Suzy. Suzy is a little slimmer than I because I didn’t take the time to adjust her waist and hips to the right measurements, so the skirt is a little looser on her than on me. Also she is wearing her shirt tucked in, so that you can see the whole skirt – you can see the place where I didn’t get the shirt smooth under the skirt. I, one the other hand, will be wearing my shirt-tail out and covering the top of the skirt so this will not be a problem for me.

I made my skirt longer than the pattern so the lace panel falls completely below my knees – I’m modest what can I say. This makes the ruffle have a wonderful movement when I walk. It’s all swishy and flouncy. Really makes you feel “girly”. Even Suzy thinks so and she doesn’t have a head.

The added length makes for a heavy skirt. You notice the weight when you are carrying the skirt but it doesn’t really feel too heavy when you are wearing it. I will know more about how it wears after tomorrow, when I wear it all day long. I am sure that the cotton will stretch some during wearing but this shouldn’t prove a problem since it has a drawstring waist – just cinch the waist a little tighter and go on. Also this yarn is mercerized cotton so it shouldn’t stretch as much as normal cotton.

The next photos are at the request of Theresa from the Christian Artisans group. Here is the skirt modeled by me.

I think you will understand why I chose Suzy as the model.
But, unlike Suzy, I can show off my hand knitted socks when I model.

Boy, do we need to paint the porch – or is that the ceiling – I think I am having a reversal of gravity experience.


Update:
Project Deets – The yarn is Omega Sinfonia 100% Mercerized Cotton in Marine Blue. The pattern is Indigo Ripples Skirt from Interweave Knits Spring 2007

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Donna B permalink
    October 13, 2007 12:13 pm

    I love it! Especially those below-the-knees ripples…I thought of doing that but will prob’ly never get to it….glad that you did!

  2. Deborah permalink
    October 13, 2007 4:20 pm

    I really love how that turned out. Good thinking about the ruffles!

  3. Josee permalink
    October 15, 2007 7:50 am

    I saw this skirt in the magazine and dismissed it because of how short it was (yes modesty is an issue here as well!), so I chucked the magazine. Now this makes me wish I hadn’t. It never dawned on me to make the skirt longer. Yours turned out so nice and very girly!! Great job!

  4. Tabitha permalink
    October 15, 2007 9:15 am

    I confess that I almost dismissed this pattern because of how short it was. But I really liked the lace panel and I really liked the idea of a hand knitted “blue-jean skirt” so I decided to give it a try. So glad I did – hard to believe something this comfortable looks this good.

  5. Anonymous permalink
    October 15, 2007 1:30 pm

    I like the way your skirt turned out! You go girl!!! Good job!
    Liz

  6. Denise permalink
    October 16, 2007 8:31 am

    The skirt is fabulous! I love the length. That would be my favorite length too. What yarn did you use for this skirt?

  7. Josee permalink
    October 22, 2007 6:55 am

    what yarn did you use for the skirt? I was curious =)

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