New from Nell: The Shakerag Skirt
One of the many perks of working with MDK is attending the annual Shakerag Knitting Getaway. This 3-day event might be some of the most fun one could have being on-the-job. Not only is it a beautiful, wonderful, and delicious time; at Shakerag, I have met and made lifelong friends.
During the Covid lockdown when the event was cancelled, Shakeragettes began meeting regularly on Zoom. In a nod to Shakerag Workshops founder Claire Reishman, we often begin with a poem, then we talk about everything—we’ve seen one another through some of life’s highest and lowest points … And of course there is knitting.
Shakerag, but make it a skirt.
After making and loving to wear my Springboard knit skirt last spring, I knew that I wanted another knit skirt. I began to swatch and play.
A discontinued cotton blend + a lace edge that I had been playing with (as a sweater hem) since 2016 = smashing skirt.
That’s me modeling the prototype in the first slide in the gallery above along with WIPs and FOs by fellow Shakeragettes who gamely joined my test knit KAL.
The pattern includes notes to adjust for a range of sizes. The skirt can be made with little, no, or however much ease you want and it’s easy to achieve a custom fit. The line of the skirt can also be adjusted—A-line, or pencil skirt, or somewhere between! The skirt top ends with a self-turning waistband casing for elastic.
Oh, my Shakerag sisters! Thank you all for knitting along while the pattern was developed.