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.

24 thoughts on “Putting on the Pleats”

  1. Did not think much of it when you originally posted but think it looks really good on you & now quite like the look of it now your wearing it……..

  2. Glad I saw you wearing it at the retreat! It’s lovely in the pic but it’s so much better in person! Can’t wait to make one!

  3. I love the pleated skirt, years ago (about 25) I had a knit pleated skirt, purchased. it was great, an updated version would be wonderful.

  4. Maybe…so sad I wasn’t in the lucky ones selected for the retreat in Cndga. Would have loved to see the skirt in person!

  5. I had some doubts when you started your project to knit a skirt but seeing is believing! The skirt is lovely and I’m ready to knit one for myself

  6. I love the new pattern. Need to get myself some new tights but I’ve got some glorious yarn for this.

  7. Great skirt. I think I may be ready. This looks cute and not too complicated. It certainly looks fabulous on you!

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