Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ruffled Mini Skirt Pattern

knit ruffled skirt

Spring is here and it's the perfect time to knit yourself a mini skirt with a fun flirty ruffled edge. This skirt is knit in the round from the waist down so you can try it on as you go. Since I hate seaming, the elastic waistband is encased as you knit the skirt. Two options are providing for finishing the ruffle, one of which also requires no seaming.

The waist measurements are for a low waist as opposed to true waist, so pick the measurement closest to where you would wear the skirt.
To fit low waist: 24.5[27, 29, 31, 33, 35.5, 38, 40]inches / 62[69, 74, 79, 84, 90, 97, 102]cm
Length: 12.5[12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5]inches / 32[32, 33, 34, 35.5, 37, 38, 39.5]cm

600[630, 670, 700, 730, 760, 790, 830]yd / 550[580, 610, 640, 670, 700, 730, 760]m Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton

1 24-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle
1 24-inch US #6/4mm circular needle

24.5[27, 29, 31, 33, 35.5, 38, 40]inches of 1.5-inch wide elastic
10 stitch markers
safety pin or other individual stitch marker
contrasting waste yarn 42[44, 46, 48, 51, 53, 55, 57]inches long
tapestry needle

18 sts and 25 rows to 4 inches stockinette stitch on US #6 needles

This is the first pattern I'm self-publishing. It is available as a PDF for purchase through Ravelry for $5.00. I hope you like it!

Saturday, April 10, 2010



My friend Sharon (Ravelry user coffeecrisp) sent me these awesome buttons that she made. She also made a ring of the same design, but I decided not to include a picture of my short, stubby fingers. She's thinking about selling these on Etsy, so keep your eyes peeled.

Now I need to create some patterns worthy of such attitude.