Friday, September 14, 2012

Skirting the Issue

Remember back in July when I showed you a photo of my mom and I knitting in Maine?

And I didn't tell you what I was working on? Well, I was working on this:

And before any of you start getting excited, thinking that we are expecting a little girl, we are not. I repeat, we are not having a baby. But our good friends just had a sweet, sweet little girl (whom I got to meet today!) and as soon as I found out they were having a girl, I wanted to knit something. Something girly. Something with some of this adorable ruffle.

Because I've been told by the male figures in my family that Bert does not need a ruffle. Or a skirt.

And here is a random shot of me sewing the elastic together in the waistband. This might be the first actual garment I have made. Excluding my swimsuit cover-up, but that didn't involve tricky things like elastic waistbands.

And before you think that I am oh-so-talented (but thanks if you jumped to that conclusion), the yarn is actually made to come up with those cute little flowers when you knit it. So I didn't do anything fancy to wind up with that pattern in the skirt. (The yarn is Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals in Orange Blossom and I found it at AC Moore, if you are interested.)

I found the pattern on, and then it ended up being printed on the label around the yarn when I bought it. I made the 3-6 month size, though it looks a little bigger than that! The pattern was pretty simple, mostly just knit and purl. When I got a little confused by the ssk (slip slip knit), I headed to YouTube and found a video showing me how to do it. The waistband was made by just folding over the top inch, sewing it together with the yarn, and sliding the elastic through. I did let my mom walk me through that part though because I didn't want to screw the whole thing up on the final steps. But it turned out just fine. Very cute, but not nearly as cute as the little girl it's for!


  1. Adorable! You are a very talented woman!!! Any chance of seeing it on the beautiful little recipient?

    1. Thank you! I just gave it them today and hopefully I'll get to see her in it, but she's only two weeks old now and such a little peanut, it will be awhile until it fits her. Maybe I'll be able to snap a photo and post it if it's ok with her momma and daddy!

  2. Awww! I bet it will be a while, then. :-) I just love teeny tiny babies!


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