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Date: 9/30/12 5:49 PM

I really want a sweater knit skirt. I know it's totally unfashionable, but I'd really like to have a warm, soft, thick, knit skirt to wear this winter. Any suggestions for a pattern, a fabric, or method of sewing?

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Date: 9/30/12 10:52 PM

Sounds fun to me.

I might try a dark heathered polarfleece. One with a dry 'hand' to hopefully reduce the static electricity problem....

Or maybe with a rayon lining? Hmmm.

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Date: 10/1/12 3:34 PM

I have an argyle sweater knit that I was considering for a dress, but I think the print will just be too much. I'm therfore going with a skirt - I think it will look really great with boots. Of course, this now means I have to go shopping for a purple turtleneck sweater and am unlikely to find one in the right color!

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Date: 10/1/12 3:56 PM

The Magic Pencil Skirt by Pamela's Patterns comes to mind. It is drafted for stretch wovens and heavier weight knits, which seems perfect for a sweater knit! Gorgeous Fabrics and Emma One Sock have some nice sweater knits in stock right now. If you go to Emma One Sock's website she has a link to sewing guides in that left navigation, and there's a couple of them for sweater knits.

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Date: 10/1/12 9:49 PM

Thank you so much for the advice. I think I'm going to go with an ankle length skirt (so as to try and avoid the egg with legs look), but I'll definitely check out those sewing guides!

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Date: 10/2/12 1:50 PM

Haberman's Fabric has a sweater knit front/fleece back fabric that keeps haunting me. I didn't like any of the colors (blah neutrals and a green that wasn't great on me), but I was looking for shirts, not skirts. It was $12 or $13 per yard, I think.

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Date: 10/2/12 2:16 PM

You'll have to line it to avoid the "butt-sprung" look. Of course if you never sit down in it, this would not apply.

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Date: 10/2/12 4:58 PM

I have made two using missoni knit from emmaonesock. Knits comes with finished selveges. I just cut a rectangular piece w selvedge along length, serged the edges together and added elastic to a roll down waistband. It either looks good or weird b/c I do get alot of looks when I wear them.

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Date: 10/2/12 6:27 PM

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You'll have to line it to avoid the "butt-sprung" look. Of course if you never sit down in it, this would not apply.

Love it!!
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Date: 10/4/12 0:08 AM

I have two skirts my mom knitted for me and I love them. I just wear a slip to minimize the butt poof.

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