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Project info
Chelsea
Midtown by Sandi Rosner
Knitting
32.5 (with actual waist 34)
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1,250 yards, 5 skeins
madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport
1250 yards in stash
2.25 skeins = 562.5 yards (514.4 meters)
Pink
madelinetosh etsy store
madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport
1000 yards in stash
2.75 skeins = 687.5 yards (628.7 meters)
Black
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Notes

OMG! This pattern was lust at first sight! And my first skirt. If 2011 was the year of the sweater, I do believe 2012 will be the year of the skirt/dress.
Since most of the skirt is simply a 14 stitch, 18 row repeat (until the hip decreases), there isn’t much to report. The MCN Sport is luscious as always. The rich colors make me smile.

12/13/11: About to finish the 4th repeat. I will be adding two more repeats (for a total of 6) to get this below the knee.

12/25/11: 6 repeats completed and moving on to hip decreases.

1/2/12: The stranding is finished. My gauge loosened up, so near the end (perhaps too near the end?) I went down a needle size. So I hope the waist won’t be too big. Anyway, I’m working on the facings now and have hopes of binding off tonight! UPDATE: Knitting finished. Now to block, sew, steek and zip!

Mods/Notes:

  • Two additional pattern repeats
  • Gauge loosened up a bit, so following decreases as written
  • After binding off for zipper/steek stitches, the first repeat will only be 12 sts not 14, so first two stitches in the chart should be ignored
  • Chart A is 18 rows, Chart B, decrease chart, is 35 rows. Row 1 of Chart B corresponds to Row 2 of Chart A and is interspersed throughout (2 sets of front decreases, 2 sets of back decrease.) So while they do line up at the end, just pay attention that Chart A will always be a row ahead of Chart B.
  • Omitted button

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Finished
December 5 2011
January 2 2012
 
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About this yarn
80/10/10 Sport
by madelinetosh
Sport / 5 ply
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere
250 yards
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  • Originally queued: November 15, 2011
  • Project created: December 5, 2011
  • Finished: February 3, 2012
  • Updated: February 7, 2012