I'm excited to show you my new skirt!
Pattern: Seaport Skirt from Modern Top-Down Knitting
Yarn: Brooks Farm Mas Acero in SMW20, 2 skeins plus a little bit of the third
Needles: US 8
Modifications: I knit the skirt a lot shorter than called for-- maybe because I'm shorter than the model? I also added a hem at the top so I could add a 3/4 inch elastic wasit band.
Time to Knit: November 7 - January 26
I love the skirt! The pattern is well-written and easy to follow. (I love a lot of patterns in this book, and I'm certain to make more of them!) I think the yarn will hold up well, and the skirt didn't stretch too much after wearing it a whole day. I'm not as concerned about wear on the skirt when sitting, because I almost never sit down during my job!
I actually knit this skirt twice. I had almost finished this skirt (the first time) when I admitted to myself that it was too tight and that I wouldn't be comfortable wearing it. So after the new year I ripped it back to the waistband and tried again with a needle one-size larger. And that was a success.
I'm happy with how it turned out, and I'm happy that I finished it in time for there to be plenty of cold days left to wear it.