Angel Fish Skirt

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Angel Fish Skirt Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • pick up stitches
  • knit, purl

Pattern Description:

Skirts and dresses are what my little girl loves wearing the most. I have kept with the theme of beautiful tropical lagoons, colorful fish and unusual shapes for this particular skirt too. Here it is, Angel Fish Skirt, for my own and your little singing and dancing fishes.

The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn; however you may use the custom worksheet to use any other weight yarns.

The skirt is worked sideways and has short row shaping. The short rows are used to make this skirt very twirly.
The skirt is worked flat and then grafted or sewn together.
Next the waistband stitches are picked up and worked in the round, folded in half and sewn to the inside. The elastic is threaded through the waistband.

The hemline is also picked up and knitted in the round.

The design is very simple and allows for a great range of customization: size, length, and yarn weights. A complete worksheet for a custom skirt is included at the end.

The pattern is best suited for a variegated yarn with long color stretches (5-10 inches long); it will also look very pretty in self-striping yarns. Alternatively you could create your own unique rainbow stripes from your preferred solid colors.

The pattern is very easy and will cure you of your fears of short rows for sure!

Have fun and enjoy the process!


19-20 sts x 25-26 rows = 10 cm/4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9 m to 14 years


  • 4.5 mm/US #7 circular needles
  • stitch marker for beginning of round
  • 3-6 stitch markers for short row placement
  • 1.5-2 cm/0.5-0.75 inch elastic for waist

You Will Also Need:

  • 230-840 yards worsted weight yarn

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Colour Adventures Dia Worsted

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janetharv1019196 on

Excellent Skirt  April 28, 2013

great pattern for showing off variegated yarns!

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