View Full Version : Debate on: Skirts (have you ever made one, would you wear

10-24-2005, 04:35 PM

Hi! Browsing through the winter clothes at my local Filene's basement (and these are discount prices) I just cannot be laying out $80 for a good skirt and don't wan't a cheaply made $29 skirt well, maybe one...) so it occurred to me

with all the yarn in my yarn stash, why not MAKE A SKIRT OR TWO? I'm wondering if anybody here has? It's a challenge coz if you aren't like, a size 6, it's gonna make you look BIG.

I like these two patterns so far but one is in cotton.



The trick is to not have it too tight esp around the hips but more drapey. Anyone seen any other interesting skirt patterns?

10-24-2005, 04:47 PM


The first one is a pattern, the second is a picture, also from IK.

10-24-2005, 05:07 PM
Oh wow Ingrid! I LOVE the second skirt! That's more like what I was thinking of but couldn't find, a bit swingy and not too tight. The first one would make me look like a sausage I think.

Shoot, I got one issue of Interweave free and didn't subscribe, now I want it. hmmmmmm

10-24-2005, 05:37 PM
All I found is the picture. I tried to find out what issue it's in, but the picture was attached to a techniques page. I'll look through the IK's I have and see if it happens to be in any of them. You can have the pattern if it's in one of them.

10-24-2005, 05:50 PM
I don't have the pattern for that one in my few copies of IK, but here are some more


10-24-2005, 09:16 PM
Even when I had a body that could stop a truck (where did that come from? is it a malaprop?), I couldn't wear knits on my derriere. They hung funny and made me look lumpy. It was weird. Maybe it was just shades of my future showing up in the mirror... :rollseyes:

10-24-2005, 09:49 PM
Knitty Gritty (http://www.diynet.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_40459,00.html) did a show a few weeks ago with very nice skirts :D

10-25-2005, 10:13 AM
Even when I had a body that could stop a truck :rollseyes:

Ha, I know whatcha mean! Well, even though I lost weight I put some back on but I'm sick of wearing JEANS all the time so I figure I'll knit a loose type skirt and wear it with big sweaters and boots.
Nothing wrong with a luftig bottom anyhow! l :lol:

Thanks again Ingrid for looking through your magazines, I think it's in the new issue and will look when I get to the bookstore. I like that one better than the ones at Patterncentral.

10-25-2005, 11:47 AM
Nothing wrong with a luftig bottom anyhow! l :lol:

You know what popped into my head? "Big bottom! We got 'em! Can't leave this beeeehiiiiiyiiind!"

10-25-2005, 04:12 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

that's TOO CUTE !!!!


10-26-2005, 10:45 AM
There is a fantastic skirt in the new "Color" book by the lady who did the knit and purl stitch books. It's actually a whole suit, but the skirt struck me cause it is fair isle and looks like something I would actually wear.

10-26-2005, 10:54 AM
there's a skirt/boob tube pattern in SnB Nation that I would seriously consider knitting had I the little size 1 buttal-n-hippal area I had 6 years ago.

10-26-2005, 12:30 PM
Thanks guys! gals for the tips. Ihave the SnB book but didn't realise there was a pattern in there. I'm sure it'll be too booby tubey for my bottom but I'll take a look anyhoo. Also will check that skirt out in that book, yarnmommy. btw, are you over your food poisoning?! yuk, what a draggggggggg

10-26-2005, 03:38 PM
There's a nice kilt-style skirt (two lengths as well) in the October issue of the UK mag 'Simply Knitting' (I guess copyright issues mean I can't scan in the piccie :( ). Shame I'm still at the 'scarves and small things' stage of knitting. Plus I have hips, thighs and an ample derriere. I'd feel guilty about all those poor sheep losing their fleeces just to cover my curves. :D

10-26-2005, 04:20 PM
Ooh, Knitty has the Roller skating outfit. The skirt is pleated. Really cute!

10-26-2005, 04:22 PM
Peev! I saw your avatar and thought "Gee, Peev looks a lot like Edge..." :doh:


10-27-2005, 11:47 AM
Ha, don't feel bad Peev, I think they like to get rid of the extra baggage! I just read a really interesting fact about a particular type of sheep in Australia (I forget the name) that are very special and expensive to breed... it said they can actually die from the weight of their fleece if they aren't sheared. Can ya imagine!

I love kilts on men!

10-27-2005, 11:48 AM
P.S. Never saw that UK magazine. Is it in bookstores or online?

P.S.S. Who's Edge?

10-27-2005, 01:05 PM
at my local yarn shop a lady made one with fringes in layers for her granddaughter, it was so beautiful. I could imagine it in a nightclub or many places, this was for the beach, and she did so well, it shimmered and swished. If only I didnt have hips I would live in one.

10-27-2005, 01:31 PM
P.S.S. Who's Edge?

Edge is the lovely man in Peev's avatar, he's the guitarist in U2.

10-27-2005, 03:42 PM
Check out this free pattern at Elann. It would be okay even for those of us who aren't size 2!


10-27-2005, 04:02 PM
shimmered and swished

now THAT sounds good. ahhhh I remember the days I used to wear stuff like that!

Ok, so I don't follow rock bands so much. Actually I never did.
But U2 is not bad. (I thought that WAS Peev!) :rollseyes: (Really) Ha.

Oh Yvonne, yeah I love that skirt! I think that's included in my first post... (whoops, no it's not but I have seen that skirt....) I am just so not ready to begin another lace project. I just finished my first one ever, a shrug in Interweave Magazine that was relatively easy lace, and it took forever it seems. My digital camera got lost (or stolen) so I can't post a picture of it til I get another one. Come to think of it though, I really want to make that skirt..... just not now. It would be beautiful for not too freezing weather. hmmmmmmm :thinking:

10-27-2005, 04:46 PM
The elann skirt is stunning! I'm in love :inlove:

I wonder if it'll be hard to make; I know it says "intermediate" for the skill level but I haven't really figured out how skilled "intermediate" really is :blush:

It's definitely high on my "projects to make"-list though so it seems I need to look into my finances and see if I can find that particular type of yarn in Holland aswell. *sigh*

I've only been back on the list for like 3 days and I'm already trying to decide if not eating for a week or two so I can buy yarn will be an option :)

10-28-2005, 02:33 AM
Yes, I definitely would.. especially that Elann skirt.. <drooling>

Surely upping the sizing wouldn't be that hard.. ;)


I've looked at the rollerskating one off Knitty too..

Once I drop to a size 14/16 (aus) then knitted skirts are on!

10-28-2005, 11:39 AM
Hmmmm, I was just looking at that pattern to see exactly how HARD it really is.

It definitely will take a LOT OF CONCENTRATION!

Does anyone know, what's the difference between YO and YF?

I mean, if you bring the yarn forward then when you knit the next stitch it's just like a yarn over isn't it? Time to do some research....

not that I"m going to make this skirt right now! Wouldn't it be a beautiful Christmas skirt though? ! (especially if you could afford to do it not in the rayon/cotton they have the pattern in but say a silk blend....)