I’ve decided to unofficially declare 2017 the year of the knitted skirt. To that end, I’m offering three of my skirt patterns (Lacy Pleats, Putting On The Pleats, and Take Two Skirt) for a combined discount of $12 (that’s more than 30% off the price of purchasing them separately). It’s a little-known fact that skirts are much easier to knit than a sweater (one piece, very little shaping, no seams, fewer fit issues) and takes about the same amount of yarn as three pairs of socks.
Each skirt features an elastic waistband, increases along four “darts” for a fitted silhouette from the waist to the high hip, then “pleats” separated by wedge-shaped “gores” to the hem. Because the skirts are knitted from the top down, it’s easy to adjust the length to your personal preference. For the best fit, choose a size that’s one to two inches smaller than your actual high-hip circumference.
Putting On The Pleats is my first skirt design in which stockinette-stitch pleats are separated by reverse stockinette stitch gores. It’s worked with sock (fingering weight) yarn at a gauge of 7.5 stitches/inch.
Sizes: 33 1/2 (35 1/2, 37 1/4, 39 1/4)” high-hip circumference (allow for 1″ to 2″ of negative ease).
As the name implies, Take-Two Skirt is my second skirt design in which I added a slip-stitch pattern in each of the pleats for a more elongated look. Like Putting On The Pleats, Take-Two is worked with sock (fingering weight) yarn at a gauge of 7.5 stitches/inch.
Sizes: 34 (36, 38, 40)” high-hip circumference (allow for 1″ to 2″ of negative ease).
Lacy Pleats features a simple lace design in each of the pleats, which are separated by reverse stockinette stitch gores. This design is worked with Spirit Trails Fiberworks Brigantia at a gauge of 6 stitches/inch.
Sizes: 33 1/4 (36 3/4, 40, 43 1/4, 46 3/4)” high-hip circumference (allow for 1″ to 2″ of negative ease).
And for the adventurous knitter, I’m teaming up with Jeane DeCoster of Elemental Affects: A U.S. Yarn Company to teach a workshop on designing your own custom-fit skirt at Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado, February 18, 2017. The workshop fee includes yarn, personal style assessment, custom skirt pattern, an eight-week knit-a-long hosted by yours truly, and a finishing celebration at Shuttles, where you can show off your skirt.
Space is limited. Call Shuttles at 303-494-1071 to secure your spot.
8 thoughts on “Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!”
I was going to buy all three skirt patterns as hoping 2017 knitting challenge year, but not discount if I put all three patterns in my cart?
Now I know why missed the offer by a day!!
Hi, I put the three patterns in my Ravelry cart but did not receive the discount. Is there a coupon code please? Thanks! Anne (quotku on Ravelry)
I’m so sorry. The promotion ended January 19. I apologize for not making that clearer!
I’m going to reopen the discount for another week and make it clear when it ends.
So sorry for the confusion!
I’m going to open the discount for another week — I wasn’t very clear on the ending date.
I’m so sorry for the confusion!
Thanks Ann sadly the discount mentioned is not applied they are $6.50/$6.00/$6.00 so a total of $18.50 a reduction of $3.80……as I live in the UK is that why they dearer?
Decided to buy anyway……….:)
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