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butterlite
« on: July 25, 2007 07:51:11 PM »

 Lately I've taken a notice to all these fabulous skirts from interweave, vogue , the greetings from the knit cafe book, even knitty.
 So, whats the skinny all of you who have knit them? How are they holding up?
  I've heard they sag and droop, and in hearing so, I envision  walking around with the dreaded stretched out seat! and all those wrinkles and creases up front.
I know in summer we tend to knit in cottons/cotton blends, and in all other seasons was like to use wool/wool blends and other warm fibers. I'd love to know peoples experience's with the skirts now that they've tried and true tested them out in their wardrobes.




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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007 03:13:48 PM »

I've never knit one, but I was thinking of horizontal garter stitch with short rows. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007 04:07:18 PM »

i think as long as you use a yarn with some stretch in it (a little bit of elastic, or microfiber, what have you), the butt shouldn't be too bad.  i've also heard tell that wearing a slip under the skirt will reduce the chances of saggy-butt, since the skirt will slide across rather than grasp onto your bottom.

i have yet to knit a skirt, but there have been so many fabulous ones on here lately, i am tempted. 
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lillybeth
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007 10:03:18 PM »

I've knit three skirts.  So far all of them have held up great. 

Indigo Ripples Skirt was knit in a 100% cotton.  It does stretch a bit with wear but a quick wash and spin in the dryer brings it back.  I don't really mind the little bit of stretch, it's comfy and soft and you can easily move in it.

Lacy Skirt with Bows was knit with brown sheep cotton fleece which is 80% cotton/20% wool.  I live in TX and it's not too hot and with it being a cotton blend yarn there is no sagging or stretching. 

Intolerable Cruelty was knit with a slubbed cotton yarn.  I don't know if it's 100% cotton, it was a mystery yarn at my LYS, but it was knit on #3 needles and the stitches are tiny so there is no stretching or sagging.

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butterlite
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007 11:27:53 AM »

Thanks for the info! Just what I was looking for!
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