Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lacy Knit Skirts - Elegant and Easy!

The Whippoorwill Skirt
Few things are more sophisticated and elegant than a lacy knit skirt . . . . . Unfortunately, few things look as intimidating as knitting a lacy knit skirt. All that lace and shaping just seems impossible.

But not now. 

I'm introducing two new skirt patterns that are simple to knit and great fun to wear!  The Whippoorwill Skirt is a deceptively simple design that alternates columns of chevron lace and eyelets in a beautiful all-over lace pattern that you'll simply love to wear.  And what about all that complicated shaping?  There isn't any.  Instead, the size of your needles gets larger from waist to hem to provide a subtle A-line.

The Kiskadee Skirt
The flirty Kiskadee Skirt is all gorgeous lace, but don't let the lacy appearance fool you.  It's also surprisingly simple to knit: the lacy pattern is only 13 stitches wide, again the A-line shaping is accomplished by graduating needle sizes between waist and hem, and the whole thing is knit in the round without any seaming.

And the yarn?  Wow - the yarn!  Both the Whippoorwill and Kiskadee Skirts are knit in Louet Euroflax Sport, a 100% wet spun linen in 14 delicious colors.  Linen has been used since ancient times, and the Ancient Egyptians thought so highly of linen cloth that it was sometimes used as currency.  Linen breathes naturally, so it feels cool and soft on the skin - great whether you are building the pyramids of Ancient Egypt or heading out to your office in the Midwest.  Linen is a very durable fiber that holds its shape year after year and softens with every wash.  But for all of its ancient goodness, it is a very modern fiber, too:  linen is machine washable, has a wonderful drape, and is sure to be one of those go-to pieces that look great for any occasion year after year. 

Euroflax Sport in French Blue
Bonus:  Both the Whippoorwill and Kiskadee Skirt patterns are FREE with the purchase of Louet Euroflax Sport yarn.

Double Bonus:  Louet Euroflax Sport  yarn is on sale at 20% off through May, 2015!

And speaking of knit skirts . . . Have you seen the new Berroco Norah Gaughan #16 pamphlet?  I love the new Togo Skirt.  Togo is a surprisingly quick knit, worked in the round from the bottom up in the lovely worsted-weight Berroco Modern Cotton.  Berroco's Modern Cotton yarn is a light and airy worsted-weight cotton blend yarn with a subtle sheen, beautiful stitch definition and a fabulous drape. The Togo Skirt has about fifty rows of the lace pattern, then simple panels of stockinette stitch the rest of the way up.

The Togo Skirt
You can purchase the Togo Skirt pattern as an individual pdf, or purchase the entire Norah Gaughan #16 pamphlet as a hard copy or as a pdfAnd we have the Berroco Modern Cotton yarn on sale at 20% off, too!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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