Skirt Knitting Patterns for all seasons, including easy skirts, stash buster skirts, and inclusive sizes. I'm a fan of skirts. They're comfortable and versatile. They aren't just for summer -- you can wear them over leggings any time. And they can be super easy to knit, too. Some of these skirts are just tubes knit in the round, some are knit flat in garter stitch. And what better way to ensure your skirt has pockets, than to knit them yourself! Most patterns are free. Updated 3/8/23
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Easy fitted skirt with a flirty ruffle at the bottom. Knit in the round, it's almost all knit stitches. Sizes S/M (M/L) L/XL. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
A Little Flare Skirt
Designed to use up leftover yarn, this easy A-line skirt is knit in the round top-down and is almost all knit stitches with a ribbed waistband. One base size but there are clear instructions for customizing to your size. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Violet LeBeaux.
Flattering skirt is worked side to side in stockinette with i-cord gores. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Susan Dittrich for Knitty.
Ribbed skirt that hugs the body with slits on both sides for easy movement. Sizes S/M (M/L) L/XL. Designed by Irene Rasch for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
Slip On and Go Skirt
Flirty swing skirt is worked side to side using Garter Stitch and Short Rows to hug your curves and flare out at the bottom. Great showcase for self-striping yarn. Sizes Small (Medium, Large). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Karin Skacel.
Stunning cable skirt, perfect for wearing over leggings. Sizes XS to 5X. Designed by Patons. DK weight yarn.
Laine on the Butt
This sophisticated skirt does double duty as a cowl. The skirt / cowl features a triangle / diamond texture and is quick and easy to make. The skirt is the perfect length for wearing with leggings. Suitable for a relative beginner according to the designer. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, but customizable. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Knitsalotte
A-line midi-length skirt knit with an 8 round repeat slipped and twisted stitch texture that showcases self-striping yarn. Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL - 2XL. DK weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. Web version is free.
Colorful fair isle patterned skirt that flares from a high waist to midi length. Great for stashbusting and leftover yarn. Sizes Waist opening without elastic: 22" to 49.5” / 55 to 123.5 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Espace Tricot. Available in English and French
More Free Patterns
Long fitted skirt with a diagonal texture that flows into pleats. Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL - 2XL. DK weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. Web version is free.
Blue Lagoon Skirt
Fitted striped skirt with ruffle at bottom, knit in the round with mostly knit stitches. Sizes S-M-L. Designed by Irina Anokhina. DK weight yarn.
Mosaic Tiles Skirt
Diamond patterned skirt that's perfect with leggings knit with easy slipped stitch colorwork - one color yarn per row. Sizes XS/S - M/L - XL/2XL - 3XL. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. Web version is free.
Sally and Ines Skirts
Fitted skirts with ruffles. Knit in the round, it's almost all knit stitches. Sizes S/M (M/L) L/XL. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. DK weight yarn.
Please Do Not Adjust Your Skirt
Fun colorful skirt inspired by TV Test Patterns with SMPTE bars knit in garter stitch. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lynne Sosnowski for Knitty
Big Pockets Skirt
Fitted skirt with pockets and buttoned ribbed waistband. Options to knit flat or in the round. Sizes XS/S - M/L - XL/2XL. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. Web version is free.
Skirt knit flat with a 4 row repeat herringbone stitch that gives a subtle pleated look, and finished with a delicate lace hem and button bands for fastening. Size below waist circumference 32 (37 1/4, 42 1/2, 48)". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. Excerpted from New England Knits
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Tanssien Pleated Skirt
Classic skirt with pleats and length below knee. Size waist circumference 66(74)82(90)98(106) cm / 26(29¼)32¼(35½)38½(41¾) in. DK weight yarn. Designed by Minna Metsänen for Novita.
Little Flirt Skirt
Faina Goberstein designed this classic skirt with a pleated ruffle at the bottom Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X). The pattern is one of 28 in Faina’s book Casual, Elegant Knits: Classy Designs for Women and Men Photo courtesy of Martingale and Company, photographed by Brent Kane.
Patterns for Purchase
Flattering skirt with lace hem is knitted in the round from the top down with increases in eight sections. This shape creates a fabulous drape that hangs beautifully and swings when you walk. Sized to fit hip sizes 36 to 50. Designed by Cindy Craig.
Flattering A-line skirt with unique cable design and pleated ruffle. Sizes XS, S, M, L 1L, 2L. Designed by LanaVosk.
She's Electric Skirt
Gansey style textures add fun to this skirt that can be worn over leggings in cold weather or by itself in the summer. Sizes XS-1X. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Lauren Riker for girlyknits.
Forest Berry Skirt
Elegant skirt with pockets featuring decorative forest berries running around the hem and up the front, and faux buttoning. Sizes XS, S, M, L and XL. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Helene Arnesen for Fabel.
Highwaisted A-line skirt with an elastic waistband. It is designed to hit about mid thigh in length, but this is easily customizeable. Fits waists from 22-60 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Claire Jackson of PerfectlyKnottedShop.
Classic houndstooth skirt with options for style and fit. Sizes to fit 56.9-182.3 cm/22.4-71.8 inch waists (more info on sizing at site). Instructions for customizing size. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Charissa Lam.
In the Land of Magnolias
Long lace skirt featuring floral lace patterns. Instructions for customizing size Designed by KnittLandArt.
Easily customized skirt knit in the round with cables and ribbing. Sizes XXS - XXXL plus the formula for sizes outside of those DK weight yarn. Ancestors Skirt designed by InnerWild.
Wear your love of knitting with this hat with the words such as Knit, Purl, and Yarn in stranded colorwork. Sizes 28.25 (32.75, 37, 41.5) (45.75, 50.25, 54.5, 59)” waist circumference (adjustable with elastic). Available as individual pattern or as part of an ebook with 8 Knitwords patterns. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Cori Eichelberger.