Another Stitches West has come and gone! As always, this one was a big success! The stash was enhanced, inspiration abounded and I got the Seal of Approval for my newly finished rainbow welted skirt from Mr. Welt himself!
WestKnits selfie! Dude has long arms! It’s always a pleasure to chat with Stephen, especially when he’s admiring my work! I was pretty excited!
Actually, everyone admired my work…that was even more exciting! I go all fangirl over Stephen West, in every situation, that was a given. The compliments from the Market Place masses are more encouraging though! I love talking to knitters! I emptied my wallet of cards, I was so excited about the skirt itself, I didn’t actually occur to me to bring more! So, welcome to the Knitters of Stitches! I’m glad you’ve found your way here!
As promised there will be a pattern recipe in just a moment! First some details!
I’m completely in love with this skirt! The lopi provides a firm fabric to begin with, add in the welts and it’s got great structure, quite like a hoop skirt! It just begs to be twirled and wiggled and shaken. It’s just so fun! And it’s hit the Goldilocks sweet spot, not too hot or too cold! It’s just right! and it’s hasn’t been too itchy. It’s one thing to say you’re okay with rustic wool, but I’ve really put it to the test this time, so far, it’s all good!
The best of everything though…I made my own clothes! That is pretty cool! I love to make hats, but at the end of the day, hats are trivial in comparison! I love my skirt and can’t wait to make more, it’s a great feeling of accomplishment! (plus I really hate shopping!)
The Yarn: Lett Lopi, ~650 yds Main Color, ~50 yds each Contrast Color
Pattern Outline, plug in your own measurements and I walk you through the calculations you have to make to customize your own skirt fully! I would love to see pictures if you give it a try! Eventually I’ll get this fully formatted and onto Ravelry. In the meantime, enjoy it here!
As always, I have no problem generating knitting content…I’ve got lots planned for this week! Stitches Stash Enhancement and a full Stash Flash, a Planned Pooling WIP, a 24 hour Cast-On-Palooza and another FO already! Assuming of course, I don’t get lost in the stash pile!