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…

Take-Two Skirt Winner

Take-Two Skirt Winner

The winner of the Take-Two Skirt pattern is Shing who wrote: This skirt looks so wonderful on you that I am motivated to knit it! Hope you are recovering well and that your trip (did you already return?) went well….

My New Favorite Skirt

My New Favorite Skirt

Quite a while ago I posted a new pattern on my Ravelry site called Take-Two Skirt. Things were a little busy at the time so I never posted that the pattern was available. Still, an impressive 83 people have marked…

Travel Knitting

Travel Knitting

Before I left for the Craft Cruise to Alaska in May, I fretted over what knitting project I’d bring. I wanted something relative simple that wouldn’t require a lot of close attention. I wanted something that would last through all…

Skirt Pattern Winner

Skirt Pattern Winner

Thanks for all your kind comments about Putting on the Pleats. The random-number generator choose comment #7, which was posted on November 14 at 1:28 pm by MaryAnne, who said: “That is so pretty, and it looks fabulous on you….

Putting on the Pleats

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…

My First Skirt

My First Skirt

While waiting out the rain and watching news of the flood and clean-upĀ  unfold these past weeks, I keep my fingers busy knitting away on my first-ever skirt. I have a friend who likes to say, “just because you can…

Travel Knitting

Travel Knitting

Last week I accompanied my husband to a conference in Manchester, England. We went a few days early and toured a bit of Scotland, too. The flights were ideal for working round and round on my pleated skirt. I had…

For the Love of Pleats

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. You can hardly see them here, but they’re after every 14th stitch. To make the stockinette stitches…

'Round and 'Round

‘Round and ‘Round

There’s something comforting about knitting around and around in stockinette stitch. For this, my very first skirt, I knitted for 2″ for the waistband facing, purled a round for a turning ridge, then knitted 2″ more for the waistband. I…