Friday, December 08, 2006

More longies




How pleased am I with these? Now yeah, OK, its a trillion rows of stocking stitch but they're cool and beautiful, and the yarn was worth the wait. That's organic cotswold for the waistband and cuffs, and the main yarn is the organic merino fromhttp://www.hipknits.co.uk.
I don't normally do close-ups of bums, but I am so, so, so chuffed with the way the short rows came out I figured it was worth it. I really hate them, really struggle with them so for me to create something that flows as well as this felt really good. I'll spare you the crotch shot, but that's even better :) Instead of casting on two for the legs, I increased by knitting into the stitch below the end gusset stitch, still in the round, and so- by magic- look ma! No holes!
They aren't destined for Skye, although she's kindly modelling. They're destined for a little girl on the other side of the pond, who is several inches taller- and hopefully, there's enough growing room in them to last her a few months.

1 comment:

mamajenn said...

I would love to see the crotch shot and a detailed explanation on how you got no holes there! I hate the holes no matter what I do I get them.