So, having found my muse, I've finally got a project for that lovely, frilly yarn I've had tucked away. As a big fan of creative styles that can be worn multiple ways, this Yuna-inspired demi-skirt could also double as a shawlette -- wear it however you want! The best part about designing something is getting inventive and making it your own.
Alrighty then, let's get started; I'll walk you through the process first, and post the pattern at the end. The yarn I'm using for this is Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle in Emerald, and I'm using my trusty US9 needles...though the needle size doesn't really matter and there's no gauge to speak of, since you're knitting with the pre-made holes in the mesh. So use whatever you've got to hand.
|Knitting with mesh is definitely a new experience.|
Keep going until the piece is the desired length -- you can make it longer or shorter simply by knitting more or fewer rows. I knit 50 rows (100 stitches), then bound off. I've decided to add a tie to my demi-skirt, so with a large yarn needle, just weave a length of the same yarn mesh through the top edge of the piece, tie a knot at either end, and voila! A fancy, frilly fashion accessory that would make Yuna proud! This'll go great over my pair of black tights.
CO 2 stitches
Kw2, Kw2 (knit with 2 loops)
*Kw2, knit to last stitch, Kw2*
Repeat * until piece is desired length, BO
Lace ties through finished edge
Feel free to leave comments, I'd love to know if this was helpful (or not!) and to hear your own creative ideas! Share your own take on my designs, and let me know if there's anything you think I can improve!