Putting on the Pleats

You may remember from past blog posts that I knitted my first-ever skirt this year. I had resisted knitted skirts because I didn’t appreciate that they really could be flattering. But over the past year, I’ve seen several that appealed to me and I determined that I’d give it a try.

I’ve named this skirt Putting on the Pleats because it has pleats as I really do like to put it on. I’ve just posted the pattern (in four sizes) on Ravelry and the pattern page on my website.

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The photo above was taken by my photographer friend (Lisa Loubiere). The model is about a size 000, so we had to clip the back of the skirt to make it hang right on her. In truth, I made the skirt to fit me and I think it’s only fair to show it on a “real” body. Amy Herzog took a photo of me wearing the same skirt at the Knitter’s Review Retreat in Canandaigua, New York, last weekend.

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She even took a detail:

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I absolutely love this skirt! I wore it two days at the retreat and again this week when I went out to dinner with a couple of girlfriends.

If you’re ready to knit yourself a skirt, respond to this blog to enter your name in a drawing for a free pdf.