I have finished knitting the Diamond Textured High Waisted Skirt by Cleckheaton (Book # 969, Design # 3) and I think I'm in love...
Materials That I Used:
- Needles: Knit Pro Harmony Interchangeable Circular Needles in sizes 5.5mm and 6.0mm (please see pattern for the correct needle size and yarn required)
- Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller. Alpaca Love (80 % wool, 20% alpaca)
- Size Made: Large
The pattern consists of rib knit, knit stitch and purl stitch. These are the basics of knitting and when cleverly combined, make for one fantastic project.
Extra Bits You Should Know Before Casting On: The yarn that I chose knits up to a smaller gauge than the recommended yarn. To compensate for this, I made a size bigger than I require to allow for extra stitches. This is one way to alleviate this all too common knitting conundrum, however, I strongly suggest you ask for help at your LYS (Local Yarn Shop - get used to seeing that acronym around here!) for help and advice. To achieve this project you 'knit in the round', which is a very simple technique to learn but requires special needles.