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Friday, April 13, 2007

fun knitting



I bought a fun book of knitting patterns, Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. What can I say; I have to make those Witches Britches. So I am. Eek! Striped of course.
I haven’t worn shorts in over ten years, so I’m not sure if I’ll wear these. That’s why I sketched them to see if I’ll wear them. Ha ha ha. Hiding underneath the striped fabric is the part of the sketch where Felix is pulling me.
The style is a lot like the skirts I knit, which is why I like them and think there’s a chance I’ll actually wear them. I’ve lengthened the leg from 10” to 15”.
Stripe knitting is my current love so they have to be striped and striped britches are very witchy. They're worked in yarn from my stash, in two shades of Naturelle Cotton. I’m not crazy about the colors but striping them is giving them a new life that is just plain fun.

11 comments:

Twisted Knitter said...

How fun, Kat! I love this idea and your delightful sketch.

Are you knitting these flat or in the round?

kat coyle said...

I'm knitting them flat. I considered going in the round but decided not to in case I don't like the fit. They should be easier to alter if worked flat.

EDNA HART said...

Colots--is what we use to call them way back when..Actually they are having a re-sergence---Bring the book in for me to see on Sunday--OK? I think the longer length will insure you wearing them and I love your sketch and the hair do...

diane said...

I love the pants and the hairdo! I would wear them!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I was thinking the same thing Edna did - these look like culottes, which should be perfect! These give me all kinds of fun design ideas! I love them, and I think the colors will be fun and very witchy.

David , Gudrun, Maya and Sage said...

Hi Kat,
This is my first time posting to your blog. I'm a big fan of your designs and have been doing some designing of my own recently mostly with Elizabeth Lavold's Hempathy yarn (knitty.com just accepted a skirt design for their summer issue)...anyway I love these long shorts and actually just made a pair for my 8 year old daughter out of Hempathy and they came out beautifully....I'm interested to see a similar thing in adult size..can't wait to see how they turn out.
Kind Regards
Gudrun

kat coyle said...

Gudrun: congratulations on your skirt pattern in knitty. I look forward to seeing it. I just tried on the britches today and er, um, i'm not thrilled; but I'm so close to finishing that I am going finish them. I'll show the results when I feel brave.

Nonnahs said...

So CUTE- I love it! These are going to be fabulous!!

andrea said...

sweet drawing too! is your visual talent showing up in your son yet? --andree

kat coyle said...

nonnahs...thanks!
andrea...glad you like the drawing. felix says "I'm an artist", he does enjoy painting quite a bit.

Longhorn Diva said...

Great Witchy Britches. :)

And I just finished my Indigo Ripples Skirt, and LOVE it!
Thanks for a lovely and enjoyable knit, Kat. I plan on making several of your other skirt now, too.