A fresh idea, a great piece to dress up or down to greet my favorite season, the Fall!
Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2012, available today, includes a design of mine, the Wrap Skirt (#21).
The skirt is worked from the hem up, in one piece and in simple double moss stitch. the attractive front side zigzag details which works double duty as button holes, is knitted along with the body. The hem and waistband are in garter stitch. There is practically no finishing or extra detail, albeit the sewing of the hem and waistband. Although, I have chosen to only have a handful of buttons for the front closure; one could carry them further down if so desired. The front edges overlap for about 5 inches or so and this also could easily be modified, if need be. Other things that can be modified are the length and waist. The skirt gently flares around the bottom hem. The Cascade 220 yarn has a nice body; but a lining could also be added to give the garment durability and extra warmth. The yarn is worsted weight and comes in a wide array of colors from solids to heathers and beyond. I had imagined this shorter length skirt to be worn over tights or long socks -but if one has pretty legs that don’t get cold easily- one could always wear the skirt on its own. Knit it up and make it your own!
Photo Credit: Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2012, all photos by Rose Callahan
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