I saw this knitted skirt on Pinterest ages ago. It’s a kit in mohair. I love the loose knit transparency, and having knit with some of the Blacker Yarns 4-plys I knew that it could be very warm, even if transparent. The pattern doesn’t seem to be on sale in English/Ravelry. But judging by the look- I assume it’s got a waistband elastic and all some bulk at the top.
One thing I like about it is the simplicity, but I suspect the tedium of the same stitch would eventually force one to try something a little different, or possibly combine colours. For example, the feather and fan pattern in the Spencer Dress skirt or the chevron on this amazing knit dress.
So I started looking up patterns on Ravelry for knitted skirts – there are over 2,400 skirt patterns. I came up with 18 which I really like, and give me an idea of the knit skirt I’d like to make.
- I like the patterns which use ribbing to make pleats.
- I like the ones which combine colours in different stripes.
- I like the modern/graphic looking patterns more than the floral patterns.
However, none of the patterns have the exact shape and construction I’m looking for, so I might be (dangerously) winging it!
18 Knitted skirt patterns on Raverly
- Lanesplitter: Knitty – Free pattern. This is a modern graphic pattern.
- Carnaby skirt: Knitty – Free pattern. Click through to see some projects, this uses contrasting stitches to get pleats.
- Bulgarian knitted skirt: Free pattern. Also uses ribbing to make pleats.
- Leaves skirt. This is just so pretty, the leaf stitch pattern in the gores are so nice. The stitch pattern is what makes the increases.
- Between the clouds. I love this contrasting colour lace edge, feather and fan there.
- Shetland skirt: Similar to others with a contrasting stitch in the gore.
- Heichi skirt: This one has a lower back hem, and are those drop stitches? Like that transparency.
- Lee’s skirt. I like those wide “pleats”.
- Sidewinder: Knitty – Free pattern. This one has a cool construction.
- Claudia evilla – I like the effect with the contrasting colours, this uses a little arrow shaped lace design in it.
- Pleated skirt. More pleats!
- Swing. This combines bias knit, thin stripes and short rows. The project photo is dark an hard to see, but click through to see projects!
- Elderflower skirt. I like that diamond lace pattern.
- Zig Zag Skirt: This is done in crochet, but I like those Zig Zags.
- Herringbone skirt – Di Gilpin – Free pattern. This is a kind of wrap skirt. Looks like it would be quite thick, but I like the textured stitch.
- Green bias skirt. Cool construction.
- Flirty Skirt. Love the graphic shetland lace pattern panels. LOVE it. Shetland lace doesn’t look twee to me, somehow. This grows into a proper circle skirt so it’s swingy.
- Klukka skirt– yeah yeah! Love this combo of lopi making the gradient at the bottom with a combination of colours.
With that said, I won’t get much done if I stay on Ravelry. I’m going to start knitting and see where it goes 🙂