Okay, so I’ve been (once again) toying with the idea of converting some of these amazing lace shawls into skirts — flowing lacy garments for anything from formal evening wear to wrap-around cover-ups for the beach.
Nearly all of the round shawls have a base of 6, 8, 9, or 12 visible segments, right?
I’m thinking if you start with the initial cast on of 6, 8, 9, or whatever, but increase that to enough stitches to surround the waist, but then follow the charts that many more times, it would take a truck load of yarn.
But if you take your waist or hip measure, and find that round on the charts and begin there, you’d lose much of the interior of the design.
So, I’m thinking if you take a normal skirt pattern, with all of its waist measure and all the hip darts and increase/decrease shaping, (and therefore ensuring modesty as appropriate), knitting the upper part in plain or textured knitting, and then you pick up the lace charts just below the hips/upper thigh you can count your stitches at that point and pick up the lace charts, and simply make as many repeats around as needed…. right?
What are your thoughts for converting flat circular shawls into skirt-worthy patterns?