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My interest in skirts is because I haven't found skirts that I like. Being 67 I don't want sheer, frufru, booty, pricey. Back in the 60s I had double knit outfits....Kimberly knit. The skirts fit smooth, were comfortable....loved them. I am not a person to follow the trend. I found I can hand knit them it takes 35+ hours. I had knit dresses too and hun they were below the knees....today they hardly cover anything and are way too sheer. When you make it yourself You are in control!

What's you idea?

I still get no to my checks for skirt patterns.....where are they hiding?
 

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(((((( I don't do them, but another member mentioned them, I'm sure sometime last week or so.

"67 was the year I graduated from highschool. @@

For pattern info on forum, have you checked LINKS? I dont' think it's a searchable resource and is last received order. I really don't remember a pattern coming in for a skirt of any method since I've been here, but I'm a fairly new member.

Peeking in there is great fun none the less.

Also, popping a search into your url will find you resources: Knit skirt patterns. I know knittingpattern central.com has some. I'd add machine to the search if you prefer that.

Have fun!
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My interest in skirts is because I haven't found skirts that I like. Being 67 I don't want sheer, frufru, booty, pricey. Back in the 60s I had double knit outfits....Kimberly knit. The skirts fit smooth, were comfortable....loved them. I am not a person to follow the trend. I found I can hand knit them it takes 35+ hours. I had knit dresses too and hun they were below the knees....today they hardly cover anything and are way too sheer. When you make it yourself You are in control!

What's you idea?

I still get no to my checks for skirt patterns.....where are they hiding?
 

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I machine knit skirts all the time...easy, fast and have that $$$ look....

slim skirts i start from the hem, do a nice picot edge (knitting machine staple) and then knit straight up to the waist band. As i do not allow my 65 yr old waist to show anymore, i bind off the edge with a stretchy bind off and then after duplicating the front to produce the back and sewing them together, I apply non roll elastic for a comfy and flat waistband. these get finished with one kickpleat worked into the back just like two pieces worked separately up to the knee and then knit all the way across both pieces to join.....or sometimes, i put two shorter kickpleats on each side seam....

the other favorite i have is a sideways knit skirt that has short row shaping. I make the skirt as long (width of the machine...we're sideways here) as i can, doing short row shaping as i go. then when finished with that piece, i make a yoke for the top for two reasons....perfectly flat under my long shirts and sweaters and it makes the skirt longer than i could have with just the machine....i am 5'10" and like my skirts long...

neither of these really needs a pattern but i do make notes so i don't have to figure it out next time....
 

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You are one brave lady!
My daughter has been hinting, very very often, for a skirt in New England Knits. I just cannot bring myself to get that involved in a project I cannot be sure she will really appreciate.
I tried suggesting that she pick up a set a needles... no go there!
 

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I love knit skirts but don't have a lot of time so I mostly do them on the machine. However, there aren't a lot of machine patterns. Garn Studio has a vast collection of patterns, including skirts and dresses for hand knitting. I usually use these and convert them to machine patterns. Just beware and make sure you download the American English version. Good luck!
 

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Barbara G. Walker's "Knitting from the Top" book has a seamless skirt and several skirt variations.
I recommend this book to every knitter... the sweaters I knit are all based on her instructions. Never, ever to I knit from the bottom-up.... it is a GREAT book.
May in Atlanta
 

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If you check great knit designs, you can plan your own design, it is a simple program to learn, I have made a sweater and skirt to match, It can handle, hand knit, machine, knit and crochet, all you have to do is come up with what stitch you use.

I am trying to find the photo, as soon as i do I will post it,

Grandmaof6 said:
My interest in skirts is because I haven't found skirts that I like. Being 67 I don't want sheer, frufru, booty, pricey. Back in the 60s I had double knit outfits....Kimberly knit. The skirts fit smooth, were comfortable....loved them. I am not a person to follow the trend. I found I can hand knit them it takes 35+ hours. I had knit dresses too and hun they were below the knees....today they hardly cover anything and are way too sheer. When you make it yourself You are in control!

What's you idea?

I still get no to my checks for skirt patterns.....where are they hiding?
 

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I haven't tried to make this one yet, but like you I don't want open spaces on a skirt.

www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss7_cami_skirt.pdf

I'm not sure about what size you need, but the medium size is 4 stitches larger than small and the large size is 6 stitches bigger than the medium, so I was going to keep increasing in that manner.

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hi...just wondering, why do you never knit from the bottom up...is there a difference in the product???

May said:
Barbara G. Walker's "Knitting from the Top" book has a seamless skirt and several skirt variations.
I recommend this book to every knitter... the sweaters I knit are all based on her instructions. Never, ever to I knit from the bottom-up.... it is a GREAT book.
May in Atlanta
 

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Here's a cute pattern at Bond America
http://www.bond-america.com/bondbuzz/bond_buzz_37_h.html
I've made this and it came out really cute! Gave it to a friend of mine who wanted a skirt.
If the link messes up go to Bond America site, click on bond newsletter, go to issue #37. It's a drop stitch pattern. If you have the time check out the past issues, some really nice patterns in there.
 
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