Saturday, May 8, 2010

Finished Floofy

I was in Boston a few weeks ago teaching for the Bewitching Stitchers SAGA group. After class one day some of the SAGA girls took me to a wonderful little knitting shop to see the 'Floofy Skirts'. It was love at first sight for me. I love to knit and this project allows you to sample all those interesting textured yarns you never know what to do with.


All you need to get started is 6 to 10 skeins of interesting textured yarns in one to three color families. The skirt is worked from the top down on circular needles following a very simple formula. You do not have to count anything or follow any stitching charts - just plain knitting. It is not boring because every few rows you get to start a new and interesting yarn. I really like the way the colors and textures play against each other. This skirt will be a welcome addition to my somewhat conservative (that's code for BORING!!) mostly black wardrobe. You can see lots of pictures of finished floofys and get the instructions from www.yarnsinthefarms.com

6 comments:

  1. Gail,
    That is adorable!!! I've been neglecting knitting, but seeing that skirt makes me want to get back into it bad! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Shanna

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  2. Oh, I am gonna have to make me one of these cuties. Well ok who am I fooling. It will be for Melissa but she will love it too and I will get to see it on her and that will be wonderful!!!
    Off to my stash!!!! :)

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  3. This could make me learn to knit. Very fun skirt. I do hope this will be modeled at SAGA. Would love to see it up close.

    Meg

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  4. Gail, what a fun skirt and a great way to use all those wonderful yarns!

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  5. So beautiful!!!
    Jill aka Tink@Yarns in the Farms

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  6. I am so impressed that you finished your floofy! I hope the owner of "Yarns in the Farms" appreciates your national exposure!! :)

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