Decided that I didn't like eyelets in a skirt. So decided to make a checkerboard pattern instead for the bottom of the skirt with each square in the checkerboard 4 stitches by 6 rows. To my eye, it looks a lot nicer.
Also, realized that the skirt I'm making is a 4-panel skirt -- with increases taken where the panels meet. On increase rows, if there is no stitch between panels, add a stitch between the panels. If there is a stitch between panels, knit or purl in front and back of that stitch (and divide the two stitches among the adjacent panels). -- I also centered the checkerboard pattern on each of the 4 panels.