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


  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.


  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!!!! :)

  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.


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

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

  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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