Hip in Hemp
First published in Knitty, Summer 2007.
I originally designed this skirt with my eight-year-old daughter in mind, wanting it to be a little more grown up and hip but at the same time non-fussy and fun. However, this skirt looks great on adults too!
With a simple elasticised waist and free-flowing form, this skirt is suitable for all sorts of summery occasions. It's a relatively easy piece to knit. The waistband is worked first, encasing the elastic, and then continued in the round from the waist down in a scallop-shaping pattern with increases on some of the scallop-shaping rounds. To make the skirt less revealing, I kept the yarn-over holes for the bottom half of the skirt. You can try on the skirt at any point simply by slipping the stitches onto some waste yarn.
Pick your own colours and stripe sequence, and you have a one of a kind skirt that everyone will want!