I didn’t like knitted skirts before. Knitted dresses, yes, if only because I have hiding in the back of my closet a charcoal grey short sleeve sweaterdress that always looked really amazing on me. (And will again, if I somehow manage to figure out how to knit on the elliptical anytime soon!)
But skirts? Nah. Not so much. I wasn’t impressed with the patterns out there. However, I’ve been converted. The linen skirt Nikol did for Alt Fiber? Tasty. The red skirt on the cover of Annie Modesitt’s book Romantic Handknits? Oh, do I want one. And now, this pattern in the current Knitty make me want to track down just the right yarn for it immediately. It’s got that tweedy, shaped thing going on that makes me want to put on my glasses (which I rarely wear — I don’t frequently need them) for the saucy prepster look.
What about you? What turns you off (or on, for that matter) about knitted skirts? Do you think crochet is better suited for a skirt that’ll stand up over time without too much stretching? I’m curious to hear what you’ve found in your own work.