here's the skinny :: this piece is inspired by the adorable “twirly skirt” in Barefoot Knits by Christine Schwender and Paula Heist, a book i am constantly drawn to because it is filled with wonderful garments and gifts for the littles we love to knit for. while the original skirt is completely adorable, my kiddos needed a narrower silhouette... what to do, what to do...
solution: frog it and come up with a new approach. my pattern remix is knit top-down on circular needles (no seams, hooray!) and has fewer increases than the original - it definitely still twirls, but has the closer fit i wanted. also, i've chosen to put elastic in the waist (instead of a drawstring) to keep it snug for all-day-play. it is sized to fit a 2-4 year old, but check the measurements to be sure it's right in your case. and with some basic math, you can customize it to fit the little twirly girl you love. oh, and color combinations are limited only to your imagination - i’m already casting on for another one!
*see it on RAVELRY.
and remember, if you need a little help with the picot edge on the hem, refer to my mini-tutorial. enjoy and please let me know if you make one! xoxo