This pattern is from “Greetings from the Knit Cafe” and was created by Kat Coyle. The yarn is Daktari cotton in the colorway Cappuccino. Made on size 5 needles. I used about 5 skeins of yarn.
I had read a lot about the skirt and the yarn before starting the project, and so I knew the color of the yarn could vary quite drastically from skein to skein, even in the same dye lot. I decided to alternate skeins every other row, and I am happy with the result – the color is very even.
I love the feel and the drape of the cotton, and I adore the pattern – it is a very wearable skirt, as both casual everyday, and more dressed up. The only thing I would do differently if I were to make this skirt again, is to go down a needle size to make a tighter fabric. The loose knit allows quite a lot of light through, so I have to wear a slip underneath.
As for modifications, I knit the pattern exactly as written, except for using ribbon instead of yarn for the waistband and to thread through the eyelets. I also decided to go for two bows on the sides, rather than six bows all the way around.
All in all, I am very pleased with the end result. Too bad the weather is getting too cold to wear it!