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Old 12-21-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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My friend has Scottish roots, and has asked if I could knit him a kilt. I am fairly new to knitting, and have no idea how to do pleats even. Is it a project that can be done? If so, how? I can't find a pattern, the only info I could find was on a site for men
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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I don't think kilts are knit. They are made out of wool, but I can't imagine that you could make one that didn't look like a sweater-skirt.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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I have a friend who makes kilts (for real) and she makes them with wool fabric.

I don't see any kilt patterns for men. Mostly it's just kilt hose, etc.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:17 PM   #4
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Yes, it's woven wool of plaids. He might want to rethink that one. I don't think a knitted one would look right. Imho he might get laughed at. Tell him to buy a woven one with a nice kilt pin.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. The nearest he'll get then is the scarf I'm doing him. It's two alternating rows of the main 2 colours, and will try to add backstitching in one of the other colours after
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I see you've already basically ditched the idea of a knit kilt, but I'll add one more word of warning (just in case he begs and pleads and you need more ammo): Knitted skirts (and dresses and kilts) tend to conform to a person's body very easily. In fact, if he so much as sits down, he would have a butt imprint on the back of his kilt that wouldn't go away until he washed and blocked it.

This is why you see all the models wearing knit dresses and skirts carefully standing--and you can bet that they were told not to sit and to barely even move before the picture was taken!
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