A New Skirt

A New Skirt

I’ve uploaded a new skirt pattern on Ravelry. Velvety Pleats, another version of my basic pleated skirt pattern, is worked with two strands of laceweight Shibui yarn held together: Cima (70% alpaca, 30% merino) and Pebble (48% recycled silk, 36%…

Dueling Skirts

Dueling Skirts

Two of the vendors at my Knit For Fun Retreat in Vancouver, Washington, last September were Blue Moon Fiber Arts and Shibui Knits. I’ve turned into a sucker for knitting skirts and walked away with yarn from both vendors. From…

Swatching for Skirts

Swatching for Skirts

A few weeks ago I asked which of two skirt projects I should knit first: Blue Moon Socks That Rock in the Antiquated System colorway (left) or Shibui Cima and Pebble in the Fjord colorway (right).        …

Skirt Choice

Skirt Choice

Thanks to all of you who gave me advice on which skirt to cast on next. The vote was surprisingly close with 44% of the votes going for a repeat of Putting on the Pleats in Blue Moon Socks That…

Decisions, Decisions...

Decisions, Decisions…

I’m in a quandary and need your help deciding which skirt to cast on first. Yes, I already have eight skirts, but I find I wear them everyday, especially when the weather is cool. Besides, skirts are much easier to…

Celebrating Skirts!

Celebrating Skirts!

Most of you already know that I’m smitten by handknitted skirts. I have three patternson Ravelry (from left to right:Putting On the Pleats, Take-Two Skirt, Lacy Pleats), one through Quince & Company (Tavia), and another soon to be published by…

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts!

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…

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

  Tomorrow I head east to Maine, where I’ll teach Design Your Own Pleated Skirt at KnitWits in Portland on Saturday, August 27.  Then I’ll head to Bath, where I’ll teach at Halycon Yarn on Sunday, August 28 (Intro to…

The Evolution of A Skirt

The Evolution of A Skirt

If you’ve taken a workshop from me in the past couple of years, chances are good that I’ve worn one of my knitted skirts. I can’t exaggerate the comfort and pack-ability of hand-knitted skirts. The knitted fabric grows (and shrinks)…

Another Skirt

Another Skirt

I recently assigned myself Ambassador of Knitted Skirts because I spend so much time sharing the glories of my most impressively comfortable handknitted skirts. I have two skirt patterns already availaible on Ravelry . One is called Putting on the…