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Kristin Omdahl designs for both knit and crochet; she has published six books, developed her own workshop-style technique DVDs, and is a frequent guest on Knitting Daily TV.

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Seashell Knit Skirt Pattern

from Kristin Omdahl Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Seashell Knit Skirt Pattern
Seashell Knit Skirt Pattern
Seashell Knit Skirt Pattern
Seashell Knit Skirt Pattern
Seashell Knit Skirt Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on technique
  • knit
  • purl
  • slip stitch

Pattern Description:

The drawstring waistband skirt sits just below the natural waist, and is straight to the mid-thigh. The scalloped hem flares to just below the knee. The flare has gorgeous drape that gives your stride a little oomph.
The inspiration for this skirt was the concept of manipulating different stitch patterns that have have contrasting gauge properties. The pretty scalloped edge of this skirt is created by combining different, simple stitch patterns that vary greatly in their properties. Garter stitch is naturally wider than stockinette, and slipped stitches are naturally shorter than garter stitch or stockinette stitch. The ratio from waistband to body of the skirt is worked in two drastically different sized needles to create volume without increases.
The skirt is body conscious with a flared, scalloped hem and meant to be worn low, from the natural waist to the top of the hips. The length is conservative enough for the office, but paired with heels and a cute top this skirt could definitely carry over into evening wear, too.
The leather lacing comes in different colors. Choose the color that will match the shoes you intend to wear with the skirt.


Stockinette stitch with US5 needles, 5 sts/1"
Stockinette stitch with US8 needles, 3 sts/1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference of skirt at waist: 30 (33, 36, 39)" Circumference of skirt at hem: Length: 26 (27, 28, 29)"


  • US3 (3.25mm) circular knitting needles
  • US8 (5mm) circular knitting needles
  • 4yds leather lacing
  • stitch markers
  • 780 (930, 1120, 1340) yards worsted weight yarn