Hip in Hemp
Description from Knitty, Summer 2007:
I recently came across this wonderful hemp-blend yarn and immediately loved how it felt and looked. It comes in a great range of beautiful colors, it's machine washable, durable, affordable and great to work with.
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!
The hemp yarn is a perfect material for the hotter days and with the yarn-overs on the bottom half of the skirt some extra ventilation is provided. With a simple elasticized waist and free-flowing form, this skirt is suitable for all sorts of summery occasions.
This is a relatively easy piece to knit. The waistband is worked first, encasing the elastic, and then continuing to work 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. Because the skirt is worked in the round it allows you to try the skirt on at any point simply by slipping the stitches onto some waste yarn.
Pick your own colors and stripe sequence and you have a one of a kind skirt that everyone will want! Yardage for the skirt in a solid color has also been provided below.
As well as being in the Knitty archives this pattern is now available as a Ravelry download in a printable PDF format. The PDF also includes sizes for 2,4 and 6 years on the final two pages of the document.
For more info see http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATThemp.html