Sunday, January 10, 2010
For a month, white winter has hold on, perfect weather condition for a knitter. No need for further motivation, when temperature goes below zero. A knitted skirt, over my jeans, and I am ready for the frozen seat in my car.
The inspiration came from a book by Kitti Briksby called "Stribe vis af Strik" and to amuse myself during the sometimes tedious knitting of the 50 cm tube, I added some details I have picked up from Nancy Bush´work with Estonian knitting.
The wool is Tove from Sandnes, light and felt able. I prefer a firm fabric for a skirt, no flowing robes for me. And if the fair-isle doesn´t do the trick, I can work a little bit of fulling.
I cast on using Estonian Cast On to make it easy to pick up stitches for the drawstring hem.
I like to have a small pocket for a phone or a tissue. The edge of the pocket is two rows of an Estonian braid called Kihnu Vits. I found the braid in the book Knitting on the Road
Before binding off , I worked a braid. You can see the detail on the yellow sock right below the ribbing. The point of the braid was to avoid the hem to slant. Well, the bottom hem turned bulkier, than I expected. At least, I tried.