For the Love of Pleats

I’m having fun knitting my very first skirt. After I got to my hip circumference, I added purl stitches to define wide pleats.

Beginning pleat

You can hardly see them here, but they’re after every 14th stitch. To make the stockinette stitches stand out in sharp relief against the purl stitches, the knit stitches on each side of the purls are knitted through the back loop. I’m loving the crisp lines!