When I first saw that Knitter's Magazine had a done a skirt issue, I was unenthusiastic. I had a vision of knitted skirts as they were in the eighties: shapeless and baggy plain stockinette stitch affairs, bordered with a few rows of rib at the bottom to keep the edges from curling. But as I cruised through the preview pictures, I was more than happy to find that the skirts in this issue were not at all what I expected. These skirts are beautifully shaped and textured and I love almost all of them. And as Knitter's Magazine's editor points out, a skirt can often take less time to knit and assemble than a sweater. So now I'm thinking there is a dearth of knitted skirt patterns out there, and wondering why. Perhaps we've been in a bit of a sweater/upper body rut and needed a knitting magazine to show us the way. More skirt patterns, please! I remain unconvinced as to the virtues of knitted trousers (I'm picturing major bagging and sagging in the worst possible places), but if Knitter's Magazine wants to do a pants issue next, I'm game to review it.