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Nether Garments
February 12 2010
March 21 2010
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Nether Garments
Nether Garments - Adult (September) by Elizabeth Zimmermann
not telling!
Needles & yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Supersock Solids
4 skeins = 1680.0 yards (1536.2 meters), 452 grams
DBNY - Discontinued Brand Name Yarn

Planning to make myself a pair of leggings for 2010 Ravelympics.

Training: The plan is to work both legs at the same time on two circs. (I dropped this plan…faster to do one leg at a time).

I will be working from a selection of sock yarns and charts. I have swatched, wound yarns (2 balls of each color) and tried to get some of my favorite charts gathered. I plan to use a combination of US 1 and US 2 needles. There is no real plan for the color/design selection - just randomly play with the yarn & designs.

Feb 28th: I’m up to my thighs on both legs. Working to get over my tush! Not feeling too stressed about not crossing a finish line. I am happy to have a pretty good start on my Nether Garments!

Just love the freeform flow of this kind of stranded knitting. Surrounded myself with plenty of colorful sock yarn, a variety of charts and patterns and just randomly chose whatever suited my fancy.

Instead of EZ’s suggested increase rates, I just tried them on and fitted them to my legs. Now I am starting to think about how I want to join the legs.

Mar 21st: I’m done! First day of spring & 8” of snow was a good day to complete my leggings. I am very happy with them. Love the fit and feel. Will block them after I am done prancing around for a bit.

EZ’s pattern was a wonderful guideline. I used Barbara Walker’s shaping calculations to get the fit I wanted through the hips and waist. Got some good info from various ravelers on crotch stitches as this is very vague in the Nether Garments chapter.

Still to do:
Weigh them for a yardarge estimate.
Take a few pictures to share.

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by Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
100% Merino
420 yards / 113 grams
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  • Project created: February 4, 2010
  • Finished: March 21, 2010
  • Updated: August 29, 2010
  • Progress updates: 2 updates