I once promised myself to only knit for myself... I kept that
promise until my little one was born and now it seems as though my needles
belong to her (even though I won't let her touch them- she puts items away
never to be seen again). I can't stop looking for kid patterns or toy patterns.
Anything that might get a squeal or a smile. Thus, one day whilst creating my
November blog calendar I stumbled upon Bekah
Knits Lollipop Skirt. My heart was hardly still and my needles started to
sing. I had to make it- I HAD TO MAKE THIS SKIRT. It was cute and made of cotton-
Deal- Done- Say no more. I quickly added it to my Google calendar.
A few days later the yarn came and usually I organize my
projects by time needed and post date but not this time. I immediately cast-on.
And then I realized that this was going to be a long project (you all know how
partial I am to the quick knits). Good thing it was nap time. I popped in a
Jane Austen movie and got to work. I will be honest the first layer was a
beast. It is over 200 stitches and for a size 2T you must knit over 3in. I
decided right then to reevaluate the pattern (I was still too in love to give
up) so I did some quick math and thought about my little lady and her habits.
My little girl likes to run so she falls on her knees a lot and still crawls up
the stairs so a shorter skirt seemed to work for both of us. I knit to 2 ¼ for
the first layer and each subsequent layer. Once I finished the first layer I
celebrated with a glass of wine and some hand balm. Each layer after went so
quick and the decorative welt is a neat technique to learn and it really brings
the whole skirt together. I decide to do away with the welt at the waist band
and used the same color as the top tier just because I liked the look. The
knit-on elastic casing was so smart and easy. I was surprised at how many
finishing details there were included in this pattern and also how little
finishing was required.
My little girl looks adorable in this skirt and the length
really works for both of us. The Lion
Brand Cotton-Ease yarn was great to work with. The color selection is very
extensive making it easy to pick your favorite colors for this skirt. The over
200 yds on each ball means you can get 2 skirts (depending on the sizes) out of
3 balls in different colors. I will make another skirt once she grows out of
this one. It is so fun to watch her play in something I knit.