2.08.2012

A Lanesplitter for me!

Well, this took a little while to finish and take pics... but look what is finally off my needles and onto my body: LANESPLITTER!
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Don't get me wrong, this is an insanely quick knit... I started it in November but got waylaid by a few huge projects and the holidays, I finished it while in Nevada, happily chatting away with my knitting peeps! 
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One big mod I did from the original pattern was to use these directions from PaulaSulli for a seamless version.  The only thing I didn't like about the design was the line made by the seam and by doing some simple trigonometry (insert evil laugh here) the seam went away!
Breaking it down a bit:  To make lanesplitter seamless you want to take away the increase and decrease sections and start by provisionally casting on at the diagonal line.
I knew I wanted my Lanesplitter to be 17 inches long, and that angle A= 50 degrees, and Angle B= 40 degrees (thanks to PaulaSulli for figuring this out!)  So I plugged these numbers into this calculator, where the desired length (17 inches) is side A. I got 22 inches for side C which is the cast on edge.  I got a gauge of 4 sts to the inch, so 4 *22=88 sts was my magic cast on number.  After casting on, I worked the straight section of the pattern until the skirt was 6 inches less than my hip measurement, when I grafted I worked a garter stitch kitchener.
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I've posted my project to Ravelry, take a look at the other 13,081 Lansplitter's knitters have made... it really looks good on everyone!  I wore it to Knitting Etc the other day and I'm pretty sure a few other Ithaca knitters are going to be jumping on the Lanesplitter bandwagon too!
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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the break down.
    Sense-make!!!
    It looks lovely on you, too ♥

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  2. this looks AMAZING on you. gorgeous photos.

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  3. Fantastic! I had no idea there was a bandwagon to go with. That must have been nice to knit to music!!! ;). Think this needs to go on my list as well.

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  4. Oooh, I love! I have to admit I don't love mine as much as I could. I agree about the seam. I may make another using your seamless technique! And bigger...mine is a leetle tiiight.

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  5. Aw, thanks everyone! I'm blushing over here!

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  6. The skirt looks wonderful on you. Thanks for explaining how you did it.
    Francis

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  7. First of all, you look so cute in your new skirt. Your outfit is darling! Secondly, the words "simple" and "trigonometry" do not belong together in the same sentence...for some of us, that is.

    Cute-cute. Nice job.
    :)

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  8. Beautiful! Love all the colors! And it looks warm.

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  9. OMG - I think you used the same Noro colorway that I did for my Lanesplitter. Mine is not seamless, however - and I think that the waistband is too bulky. I may have to redo that some day.

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  10. Thank you for this!

    Also - GREAT BELT!! Wherever did you find it??

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