Before I left for the Craft Cruise to Alaska in May, I fretted over what knitting project I’d bring. I wanted something relative simple that wouldn’t require a lot of close attention. I wanted something that would last through all the plane, train, and bus rides. And, based on painful experience, I wanted something that could be knitted on a circular needle so I wouldn’t risk the chance of losing a needle.
I decided to knit another skirt! I love the short skirt I knitted from Wollemeise yarn that I got from The Loopy Ewe last year (I called the skirt Putting on the Pleats and you can purchase it on Ravelry).
I happened to have three more skeins of the same glorious yarn in a deep red, which should be plenty for a knee-length version. I cast on 246 stitches (on size 3 needles) and joined (without twisting the stitches!) before I boarded the plane to Vancouver, British Columbia.
This turned out to be an excellent travel project. The knitting was simple enough to work on when the lighting was poor or the distractions were many. Here’s the progress I made by the time I returned home.
I’m working the skirt from the waistband down, just as for Putting on the Pleats, but I’ve modified the pleats to include subtle vertical texture. I hope to make this one long enough to cover my not-so-attractive knees.