Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Caiden's skirt

This is a skirt I quickly made for my 7 months old daughter.

It is made of two identical fromt/back pieces seamed togeter. I used straight needles because I didn't have circular needle for right size but sure you can use circular/dpt without seaming.

The wavy edge is simply from repeated k2tog and yo, k and switching to second color on WS gives you stitch-like line by the main color from the last row on RS. I think that looks cute.

Caiden is my friend's baby who are always so cute in brown outfit with brown tights.

Size: 12 months

Material: MC(main color):1x Lion Cotton-Ease (brown), CC (contrasting color): 1x Bernat Bamboo Natural Brand (beigh) , tapestry needle, 3x stitch markers. (optional: size G crochet hook for waist string)

Needles: US8 and US6 straight needles

Gauge: 16sts x 22rws = 4 x4 inches with US8.

Skirt (front and back): This will be knitted from the bottom. (MC) with bigger needle Cast on 72 sts.
row1: k to end.
row2: p to end.
row3: [k2tog 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, k2tog 3 times] repeat [] 3 times more.
row4: Switch to CC and k to end.
row5: k to end.
row6: Switch back to MC and p to end.
row7: [k2tog 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, k2tog 3 times, place marker] repeat [] 2 times more, k2tog 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, k2tog 3 times.
row8: Switch to CC and k to end.
row9: k to end.
row10: Switch back to MC and p to end.
row11:[k2tog, k to marker] repeat 3 times more.
row12: p to end.
row13: k to end.
row14: p to end.
Repeat row 11-14 8 times more, 36 sts remains.
For waist band ribbing, with smaller needle [k2, p2] repeat to end for next 8 rws, BO.

Finishing: seam each side of front/back, weave in loose ends. (for optional waist string, make 30 inches of chain with crochcet hook and weave through the waist band)

Well, this is the first pattern I've ever written, so I appreciate your comments and suggestions.


  1. That is so cute! I'm trying to figure out how to upsize it for my 2 year old. Also love your pants!

  2. I knit your skirt in two days via magic loop (I hate seaming) and I was very pleased. I'm going to do it again!! I'm in Ravelry if you want to see what it looks like. "Knitnmom"

  3. This is very cute. I've queued it do for my niece. Thanks for the pattern. :-)

    loraine alias simra on the web

  4. I have looked for a skirt pattern everwhere. This is perfect. I have twins and want matching clothing but it is hard to find matching sizes. You are perfect because now I can just make matching sets. Job VERY well done!!

  5. margit (weimanjun)April 10, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Wow, es sind hübsche Sachen for the babies. have fun margit

  6. Oh.. Its soooooooooooooooo darn CUTE !!!!

  7. Love the skirt! Want to make one for a friend of mine. Could you explain what this is: YO/K
    YO is a yarn over but K how many sts after the yarn over? Thank you. ~Tricia

  8. Hi Tricia,
    Thank you for your comment.
    YO/K means YO1 and K1.
    Good luck!

  9. Thank you soooo much. Now to figure out which yarn in my stash to make this with. ~Tricia

  10. This is to cute, I have been looking for a skirt pattern, Thank you for posting it! Katie

  11. OH, so cute, i love it and will knit one for my 10yr DD, thanks for sharing the pattern.


  12. I love the skirt pattern.
    I would like to make one for my 8 year old daughter.
    How do I up the size to fit an average 8 - 9 year old?

    Have you posted any more patterns?
    Pants and skirt are great!


  13. Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for your comment.

    I am not making other than this size so I cannot say for sure that it is gonna work, but you can try CO multiples of 18 sts to match with your daughter's waist (for example, if her waist is 27 inches, CO108) and knit up as in the pattern untill stitches decrease to half. Number of Row 3 sts pattern repeat will be different (in case you started with CO108, the reepat will be 5 more times) as same as for decreasing rows.

    Good Luck!

  14. Thank you so much.
    I will try and let you know how it turns out. Lisa

  15. this is such an adorable skirt, I am going to knit it to match a University of Florida colors layette, I have the jacket and blanket done, needed a skirt and booties. Casting on 72 was for one side right? I am going to knit it on majic loop so want to make sure I cast on the correct amount.
    Thanks so much for posting the pattern.

  16. Hi shoshy,

    Thank you for the comment.
    Yes, CO72 for one side, so CO 144 for knitting round.

  17. This is one of those patterns that actually turns out as cute as it should be. I used the CC for the waist string and it looks really cute too. Thanks a bunch for this pattern!

  18. Your patterns are wonderful! I can't wait to make the pants for my son. you could sell these patterns and we would still happily pay for them to make these wonderful items!

  19. Very cute! I want to make this for my daughter who wears 3-6 month clothing. How big is the waist on the finished product without changing the pattern? If it's not too much bigger I could just do the ribbing smaller to make it fit.

  20. Hi Tori,

    It is 18 inches around the waist on this pattern without stretching. It is better to make the size with negative ease, so I think you may want to do the ribbing smaller as you say.

  21. I want to make this but im a little confused....
    am i supposed to make 2 and saw them together or does this make the whole thing?

  22. Hi there,

    The pattern is written for making 2 pieces (front/back), and sew together. The reason is in the post(hehe), but it is not important at all. Please feel free to work in round if you prefer!!

  23. I love this pattern! I made one for my 4 yr old Casting on 90 stitches and doing the decreases to 45. My question is this: Is there another way to add length without ruining the shape of the skirt? I am now attempting to make one for each of my nieces(twin 2 yr olds). Any guidance would be much appreciated! Thanks!!

  24. Hi Yolanda,

    One possible things you could do is to work whole skirt in round with 162 sts (81x2) and work 18 sts repeat total 9 times. That make the size in between 12 months and 4 yr you made.
    Good luck!

  25. This is so super cute! I have baby granddaughters who are only 25 days apart in age and just turned 1. I am going to knit in the round, starting with 162 sts. Do I need to change any of the k or p rounds to make it correct? Garter and Stockinette rounds are done differently than on straight needles. Thanks for your help and thanks for your adorable patterns. I've already finished the pants and they turned out so stinkin' cute!

  26. I've read this several times and can't find out how much of the MC to purchase. I'm going to make two, my neice has twin girls and I just can't wait to get started.

    1. Did you decide how much yarn to buy? I have wondered the same thing!!

  27. This is adorable. We don't have any little girls in the family but I am going to make anyway, in the round. I don't like seams either. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  28. Just added this to my Ravelry library to knit as I have a gd and also some Cotton Ease!

  29. How much yarn to buy???

  30. I'm sorry, I don't have yardage measured for this pattern. It didn't occur to me when I posted this pattern 5 years ago. For the size above, 1 skein of Cotton-Ease (207 yds) was more than enough. If you have Ravely account you can see how much others are using by looking at their projects (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caidens-skirt/people). It seems like it is around 150-200 yds. I hope this helps a bit.


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