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elizabethrmiller
05-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Hello everyone. I have to say how much I love looking at everyone's finished projects, it's so inspiring. Everyone is amazing.

I just finished this "Flirty Skirt". I saw it first on the DIY Network. The link to the pattern is here: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4978083,00.html.
I'd never made a skirt before (mostly becuase I never saw a pattern for one that I'd actually wear). But I loved this one and the butterfly pattern was adorable and really fun and easy.

I used 5 skeins of Rowan Wool Cotton in the color Mocha. It was my first time working with this yarn and I loved it. I changed the pattern only at the top, instead of the elastic I just did an eyelet round and threaded some i-cord through the top so I could tie it.

I can't wait to wear it!

wewantmore
05-29-2007, 12:37 PM
Oh how cute.

Michelle

Jan in CA
05-29-2007, 01:01 PM
That came out beautiful!

ritaw
05-29-2007, 01:10 PM
I love it. it looks so cute.

mdog182
05-29-2007, 01:24 PM
how freaking cute is that!!! i love looking at everyone's fo's also but then i get a list of "things-i-want-to-knit" a mile long. this is definetly going on it! :thumbsup:

DeAnzaJig
05-29-2007, 01:35 PM
Your skirt came out great! :lol:

historienne
05-29-2007, 01:39 PM
hi,

congrats on the skirt! its darling!

that skirt is totally on my TBK (to be knit) list!

best,
historienne

elizabethrmiller
05-29-2007, 01:42 PM
Thanks guys. If you plan on knitting it - don't worry if it looks small on the needle...I was petrified it would never fit but after blocking it and wearing it around the house it came out perfect. I'm about a size 4 and followed the recommended stitches for it (150 for the body)

I'm not sure if it mentions it on the website that links the pattern, but to increase the size, she said on the episode of Knitty Gritty, you should had 10 stitches for each size up you want to go, so for a size 6, you'd have 160 stitches in the body of the skirt, a size 8, 170, etc.

Good luck it was such a fun knit!

itscryttle
05-29-2007, 01:56 PM
Oh my goodness that is adorable! I love the pattern. Great job!:muah:

jamadian75
05-29-2007, 03:18 PM
That pattern is gorgeous, and VERY well knit!

I think the pattern would also look lovely in a wrap or a "fashion" scarf - how does the wong side look?

KnittingNat
05-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Never thought a knitted skirt could look that great!!! Fits you perfectly!

kristinw
05-29-2007, 04:38 PM
That came out so good! Great job!

mdog182
05-29-2007, 04:56 PM
I'm not sure if it mentions it on the website that links the pattern, but to increase the size, she said on the episode of Knitty Gritty, you should had 10 stitches for each size up you want to go, so for a size 6, you'd have 160 stitches in the body of the skirt, a size 8, 170, etc.


oooo thanks so much for mentioning that, the pattern does not even say anything about sizes. so i just add 10 stitches to the original cast on for every size i want to go up or do i just decrease less from the original 226 stitches?:??

Ronda
05-29-2007, 05:41 PM
:cheering:It looks perfect!

Quiltlady
05-29-2007, 05:58 PM
You did a great job on it. It looks beautiful.

Hygiene Mama
05-29-2007, 06:03 PM
Beautiful!

momwolf
05-29-2007, 11:31 PM
Now thats a skirt even I would wear:star:,and I don't wear skirts:teehee:. It is beautiful:cheering:

elizabethrmiller
05-30-2007, 09:43 AM
To answer questions, the wrong side looks not that great to be honest. It's all revere stockinette which is fine, but the square where the butterfly stitch exists sort of looks like an indented square. It doesn't look terrible, but I'd definitely do a swatch to see what you think.

Adjusting for size...The adding 10 stitches per size refers to the body of the skirt so we'll have to do some math to figure out the cast on stitches.

For size 4, it was CO 226, body of skirt was 150, so that cast on is 1.5 of the body. So if you wanted to do a size 6 at 160 stithces for the body, I'd cast on 240 stitches. If you want a larger frill, cast on more stitches (I have to say dropping the stitches off the needle to provide that lacy effect was so thrilling for some reason!) Please double check this yourself though!

And like I said it looks small on the needles but it did stretch out some (although I suppose it could be altered if you used a different type of yarn), I did do some serious blocking.

Happy Knitting :lol:

San
05-30-2007, 09:44 AM
wow, its cute!!!

wends
05-30-2007, 10:27 AM
That is so cute! It looks great on you.

Nobones
05-30-2007, 10:44 AM
:inlove: what a gorgeous skirt! Well done on making it up so beautifully. :cheering:

ArtLady1981
05-30-2007, 03:07 PM
Hi ElizabethR!

I LOVE YOUR SKIRT!!!! Thanks for the link. I think your skirt looks BETTER than the gold colored model at the link site! The color you chose is very classy!

Skirt patterns are hard to find...and I thank you so much for sharing this skirt with us!

:muah:

booskibabe
05-30-2007, 05:30 PM
What an awesome skirt! I think it's the first knit one I've seen that I would actually knit. Good job. :cheering: