April 18, 2010

Habu Hempathy Skirt

also posted on my blog, When a Door Closes...

I always start things a bit late. I didn't know there was a Ravelympics 2010 until two days into the Olympics. Without a second thought, I jumped up and grabbed some yarn out of my stash and began knitting this skirt. To be fair, the concept for this skirt had been stewing in my mind for a while. It was inspired by a Ralph Rucci collection and Habu stainless steel. And I needed a black skirt. I quickly knit a swatch, determined the gauge, then cast on, using US4 Addi Lace Weights.

Habu Hempathy Skirt

The body of the skirt is knit with black Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy. (I don't know why it looks blue in the photos.) I will probably use Habu Tsumugi Silk next time. The transparent bands are Habu Silk Stainless Steel. They are placed to create the effect of a short skirt, offset by the below-the-knee total length. I wanted somethiing conservative for work but not matronly. It also had to be modest when sitting. The skirt is knit in the round, has a provisional cast on hem, and an elastic waist band. A simple and quick knit, completed within the two weeks of the Olympics.

Habu Hempathy Skirt


Habu Hempathy Skirt


Habu Hempathy Skirt


Habu Hempathy Skirt

I am pleased with the outcome. My model/knit-sibling Deb makes it look even better. I'm grateful that she agreed to model it for me, and had the patience to endure the twenty or so shots I made. Thanks, Deb!

7 comments:

Tenli said...

Lovely work.

Connie said...

It looks wonderful!

Dee said...

Love that skirt!

Ava said...

Thank you, ladies!

sarah said...

What a wonderful skirt - is it possible to buy the pattern? I would love to buy both your book and the pattern for this skirt - how can I do that?

Ava said...

Hi, Sarah, I'm so flattered. I haven't written a pattern for the skirt yet, but expect to in a couple of weeks. I'll post a link here when it's done.

Entertaining Knitting said...

You look so graceful in this skirt.