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Topic: knitted mock pleat skirt with heart detail - sweetness!  (Read 4417 times)
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« on: March 10, 2005 10:21:22 AM »

so this is a skirt i just made.  when i started it my intention was for it to be a shirt, but as the pattern was taking shape, it seemed more fitting (and flattering) as a skirt.
i was really proud of my knitted hearts too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005 10:24:50 AM »

Wow!  that's really a great skirt!  I've been dying to knit more skirts and dresses lately.  Would you be so kind as to post a tut?

Also, I LOVE the detailing.  It's hard to see - is that in the skirt itself, or are the knitted appliques?


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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005 10:32:39 AM »

that's really really cute =)  i'm just learning how to knit right now.  i wish i knew how to do what you do!!
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2005 11:03:06 AM »

aww, thanks guys!   this site has so much amazing stuff on it!

to try to answer your questions:
 - the pattern was something i made up, but basically it was knitted not around, but sideways and i inserted the "pleats" after i got the desired length and sewed it together.
- the hearts were appliques that i knitted after - i thought just the skirt by itself was a little lacking and so i was playing around and came up with the knitted hearts (i was really happy when they worked too!).  i could definately make a tutorial on those one day - they were fun to make.

and cary -- i didn't start that long ago, it just takes some patience and at times lots of starting over... Smiley

« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005 02:05:36 PM »

Wow, that is really awesome.  I'm sure it's super comfy and one of the only WARM miniskirts I've seen  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2005 10:53:04 AM »

yeah, it is pretty warm - a nice spring skirt!
the only problem with it is that because it was knit in stockinette the top curls in and makes it look bulky under a tight fitting shirt - so i basically have to wear a shirt that falls just above the top of the skirt.

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2005 05:48:48 PM »

that's absolutely adorable!  i'm trying to figure out how you did the pleats, though... did you bind off (and then cast on again in the next row) to make the opening for the pleats, or did you cut it, or something else?  i'm now dying to make this.

and it seems like a doing garter stitch for the first/last 10-or so stitches should solve the rolling-over problem (or even a fake 2x2 rib, like a double-garter stitch if that existed...)

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2005 08:52:16 PM »

i absolutely love it!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2005 09:45:29 AM »

Is it see-through at all?
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2005 01:34:33 PM »

very nice.  i like it as a skirt too.

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