It’s been a while since you’ve seen my lanesplitter skirt on the blog, and that’s because it sat 95% finished since June, when all it needed was the bit of knitting that holds the elastic in. Clearly I’m a lazy knitter, although honestly I think some of my reluctance to finish this was because I was worried how I would look wearing a rainbow wool skirt.
All of my fears have been assuaged, because I look kick-ass in this skirt.
Unfortunately by the time I actually got around to doing the finishing and taking these photos, the wool-skirt weather is pretty much behind us. That doesn’t mean that I’m not going to wear it on the colder days, I need to make up for lost time!
I’m really glad I read through the project comments on Ravelry and discovered Laura Nelkin’s tutorial on how to turn this pattern into a seamless skirt. My skirt looks so phenomenal and I wouldn’t want the colors interrupted by a seam. And because of the bias construction (diagonal instead of vertical/horizontal), there’s no “saggy-butt” issue than I’ve heard about knit skirts having.
I’ve never worked with Noro before, and while I probably wouldn’t want it directly against my skin, as many people say about it, it’s still a really nice yarn with gorgeous colors and it works well for a skirt worn over tights.
It was the lanesplitter craze last summer that got me into knitting this, but if following the masses gets me something like this? I think I’ll trust their judgement more often.
(All these were photos were taken around the Union St. bridge over the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Great place for a photo shoot!)