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Olive Posted - 11/07/2013 : 8:37:02 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on yarns to use for a knitted skirt. I made a skirt for my teenage daughter from 50/50 wool tencel. She has worn it regularly for a couple of years and all I do is give it a good brush with a lint removing clothes brush after washing and it looks like new. I would like to make her another skirt but don't have that yarn in a suitable colour. I feel I should use some stash yarn, which is getting embarrassingly large I have a lot of different mixes and pures to choose from. Does anyone have any ideas or experiences with yarns and mixes that would wear well and have the right drape for a skirt? Doesn't have to be a really cosy yarn as we live in Queensland Australia. Thanks to all who post on this site for your encouragement to knitters worldwide.
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purlewe Posted - 11/12/2013 : 07:49:00 AM
I saw a skirt knit up in Wollmeise and wow! it was a stunner. Not a heavy weight yarn and held its shape beautifully. I think a really good sock yarn with a little bit of nylon in it might be a good fit.. but then it might mean you are knitting for a very long time due to gauge.. I just think a smaller gauge might hold up better over a longer period of time.

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~Myrna Loy
flicka Posted - 11/11/2013 : 10:17:44 PM
Wow, the yarn you used for the original skirt sounds great! Would you be willing to share the name of it?

I gather that you have more of that yarn, but not in a color you want. It might be possible to dye your yarn to get a more suitable color.

Otherwise, linen or a linen blend might be good for your purpose. I have the Linen Kilt pattern by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark in my queue. The knitters on Ravelry are very enthusiastic about it.

Keep us posted, please!


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