Thank you all for answering my question last week. I decided to choose the second option, but I agree with you ladies, the difference between the 2 options was quite small.
So the skirt guards have been finished and are on their way to K. I think I’m going to make another pair like this, because I really liked them and my own skirt guards need to be replaced.
When we went on vacation this summer, I needed something ‘easy’ to knit to take with me. Although the pattern at first looked quite complicated, I decided to take it anyway, and luckily it worked out perfectly, because after the first repeat I even didn’t need the pattern anymore, it was that easy!
The pattern is Dreambird, by Nadita Swings. All you do is knit short rows, lots and lots of short rows. But the way of knitting the first stitch is explained very well and it is very easy. So no wrapping and turning, and no holes.
The natural coloured basic yarn is: Fortissima Socka, by Schoeller & Stahl, the selfstriping yarn I used for the feathers is: Drops Delight, colour 10.