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Lollipop Skirt by Bekah Knits

November 26, 2010

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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.

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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 ΒΌ 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.
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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.

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4 Comments

This is so, so adorable!! Thanks for sharing the idea! ^_^

I'd love to make this skirt for my 2 granddaughters, It is so adorable. I wish the pattern was available without the $6 charge.

To the person who said they wished the pattern was available without the $6 charge: Some people make patterns for a living, just as you may make knitted items for a living, or something else. Do you work for free? Should they work for free? It's not fair! Why would anyone expect to get a pattern for free? Do you know how long it takes to make such a pattern??? I'm not the pattern designer, but I do feel for her/him. It's an adorable pattern WELL worth a small pittance of $6.00.

OUCH!

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