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Topic: Skirty for the Babe- now with pattern!  (Read 936 times)
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« on: June 08, 2008 09:05:49 PM »

I made this little wool skirty for my just-turned-one-year-old and we both love it!  It's a curly purly soaker with a skirt knitted on. 



I just winged the skirt part but it turned out really cute!  I think I wrote the pattern down somewhere.  Now she has a nice cloth diaper cover and she looks cute too.  Just in time for summer.


Edited to add pattern:
I've written up my pattern for this skirt.  I've included the direction to knit it as an addition to a diaper cover as I did or to knit it as just a skirt.  I've copied the pattern below but you can get a printable version here:  http://thinkingmama.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/eyelet-skirty-pattern/

Now for the pattern:
To knit the skirt attached to a diaper cover:

1. First knit the soaker of your choice. I used the curly purly soaker pattern.

2. Using a circular needle the size that you used for the body of the soaker, pick up a row of stitches just below the ribbing, or about 2 inches below the top of the soaker. (Note: This is much easier if you purl the row after the ribbing when youre knitting the soaker. Then use the purl bumps as your guide when picking up the stitches.)

3. Row 1: Join to knit in the round and *K1, yo* around. This doubles the number of stitches on your needle and adds fullness to your skirt.

4. Knit for 5 rounds. Next round (eyelet round): *K2tog, yo* around.

5. Repeat these 6 rounds until your skirt measures approximately the desired length.

6. Change to needles one size larger than those youve been using. This will add a little more fullness to the bottom portion of the skirt. Continue in pattern until skirt is almost the desired length. End with eyelet round.

7. Knit around

*K2tog, yo* around

Repeat these 2 rounds one more time. (Ending with eyelet rounds close together prevents the hem from rolling)

Bind off.

Note: If desired, knit stripes of a different color as often as youd like. Also, the frequency of the eyelet row is not essential.

To knit the skirt alone:

1. Knit a gauge swatch with your desired yarn and determine how many stitches per inch you have.

2. Measure around your babys waist. Multiply your stitches per inch by the number of inches your babys waist measures. Round this number to the nearest multiple of 4. This is the number of stitches you will cast on.

3. Using a needle sized 1-2 sizes smaller than you used on your swatch, cast on desired number of stitches and *K2, P2* around for approximately 2 inches.

4. Switch to main needles and knit skirt, beginning with the K1, yo round in #3 in the above directions.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008 09:35:19 PM »

THats so cute... this is going to sound weird to most but i miss cloth diapering LOL
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