Jen & Jess Do New Girl

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've started a New Girl skirt with an Instagram/Ravelry friend, Jesse. I'll wait a second while you go add her to your Ravelry friends, and follow her on Instagram

Jesse is one of those people that I really wish lived in the same town as me, because we have so much in common I think we'd be fast friends. I'm so excited to be doing this casual KAL with her!

You'll have to excuse the not-so-great cell phone photos I took this morning, but I was in a hurry.

We're both using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes sport weight, which I think will make this a great fall and winter skirt - and makes it super affordable. I made the decision to only do half of the increases for the body of the skirt, which will make it a lot less full, but will still give me 10 inches of positive ease around my hips, and even more ease around my thighs. 

My main color is bramble heather, which is a great charcoal-brown. In some lights it really looks brown, and in others the grey shines through. I love it. For my contrasting color, I'm using mai tai heather, which I think makes a good contrast to the bramble heather. It was until my husband saw the photos from the pattern page that I realized the colors I chose are very similar to one of the samples made for Holla Knits. Subliminal messaging, I suppose!

You can follow along with our KAL on Instagram with our awesome hashtag #jenandjessdonewgirl!


  1. www.tresbienensemble.com7/21/14, 2:57 PM

    This skirt pattern is adorable! I'm really interested to hear how it wears once you're finished. I knit a dress once, but it was too heavy to wear without stretching. I think a skirt would do a lot better, it's probably more comparable to the weight and wear of a sweater.

  2. MichelleCarter7/21/14, 9:43 PM

    Sounds like fun! I love all of the finished New Girls I've seen! Can't wait to see yours. I'd like to try it one day, but maybe in a warm weather yarn. I'm interested to see how your wool of the Andes works up.

  3. You could totally rock this skirt - seems totally your style! The weight is another reason I wanted to not do as many increases - I didn't want it to be a really heavy skirt. Hoping it will help!

  4. I'd love to see your take on this skirt! I bet it would work up well in a cotton blend, or maybe even linen for a nice warm weather skirt. So far I'm enjoying the WOA - nice and sheepy! I've been taking it outside to knit, and when it gets a little more humid in the evenings I can feel some of the natural oils come out. I know it's weird, but I really like that in a yarn.

  5. Rebekah Wersler Hayes7/22/14, 8:13 PM

    Would you be interested in doing a product review blog post for me?