Simple Straight Skirt Done!

I’m done with my skirt!

I’m very happy with how it turned out. It is based on the Simple Straight Skirt pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, though I took a lot of liberties with it. For one thing, I changed the hem to a garter stitch band. The pattern hem is a 2×2 rib, which also looks fine, but I wanted to do something a little different.

The main change I made though, is I added pockets. I sort of eyeballed where I was going to want them, and figured I would start them around 5 inches down from the waistband and then the opening would be around 4 – 5 inches long. For the most part, the skirt is knit in the round. When I got to the pocket starting point, I separated the front from the back of the skirt and knit both halves flat. Then when there was enough of an opening, I joined them back together and went back to knitting in the found. To make the pockets themselves I picked up stitches around the opening and then knit basically a tube. I did try to do a little shaping to angle the pockets down, though looking at them now I might have been a little more aggressive with the shaping. I close it off at the end with a three needle bind-off.

The waistband is folded over and has elastic in it. It does add a little bulk at my waist, but honestly my body has some bulk at the waist, so I’m not overly fussed about it.

I made a different version of this skirt a couple years ago – same yarn, though a different colorway. I’m hoping this one looks different enough that my coworkers don’t just squint and say “Isn’t this the same as your orange skirt?”

And I think that is the last major project I am doing for 2020. Next is a bunch of goofing around projects! Do you have any big knitting or other crafting projects planned for the rest of the year?

25 thoughts on “Simple Straight Skirt Done!

  1. It turned out great. Pockets are such a luxury. Glad you decided to add them. I wish more clothes had them. As for my projects….I have a shawl, a cardi and a blanket are my main ones even though I have many more WIPs languishing in my craftroom.

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