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I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear ...

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New Girl

from The Sweatshop of Love
(6) Name: 'Knitting : New Girl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • CO/BO
  • be familiar with textured stitch patterns, YO etc
  • PU sts
  • use sts markers and stitch holders

Pattern Description:

I'm cutesy. I like my bows big and my polkadots prominent. I mix and match colors and patterns like most people wear black. If I could raid a fictional character's closet, it would be Zooey Deschanel's character Jess on New Girl. Her bow front, puff sleeve vintage mini dresses and array of patterned and brightly colored flats are drool worthy every week. But the best are her many high waisted circle skirts! With pockets, of course. This knit circle skirt is a Midwestern ode to Jess - with tights and boots this skirt is rockable all winter long even if you don't live with Jess in California.

New Girl is knit from the elastic band down. Band is worked, stitches are increased for the body of the skirt. Stitches are held and back and front are worked separately for pockets, then body is rejoined and bottom of the skirt is completed with striping and Daisy Stitch. Stitches are picked up around pocket holes to complete pockets. While working Daisy Stitch, the colors not in use can be carried up the inside of the skirt.


24 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 29 (31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 50) waist measurement at belly button.


  • Size 5 and 6 24" circular needles
  • 1080 - 2160 yards (988 - 1975 m) sport weight yarn
  • 1 yard 1" no roll elastic
  • tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • needle and thread

Suggested yarn:

1080 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Stroll Sport, or Periwinkle Sheep Merino Sport


Shown in Knit Picks Cobblestone Heather and Everglade Heather, and Periwinkle Sheep Dirt and Coralitious

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