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Fairy Dust

from Monika Sirna
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fairy Dust
Fairy Dust
Fairy Dust
Fairy Dust
Fairy Dust
Fairy Dust

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On (3 methods given in pattern)
  • Cast Off (must be stretchy; options given in pattern)
  • Increases
  • Picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

The pattern is available as part of the *What Dreams Are Made Of* ebook including 6 fairy skirts plus the Seedling Shrug.

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/clothing/what-dreams-are-made-of-ebook/78144

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/what-dreams-are-made-of

Fairies, princesses, ballerinas, there is always magic in the air with little girls. Perpetually dancing, twirling and dressing up, here is the first skirt of my fairy skirt series What Dreams Are Made Of.

Using lace mohair in an airy gauge, the skirt is going to be light, fluffy and beautiful. However, if you prefer a polished, soft and silky look, you may want to choose a merino or silk/merino blend in fingering or lace weight.
And of course, there are choices for sparkles if you wish! By choosing a yarn with metallic thread or sequins, or by adding beads while knitting, you will add the right touch to the magic!

The pattern includes:
-tips on knitting with mohair
-tips on knitting with beads
-suggestions to customize the skirt (e.g. add flare...)
-several hem options
-waist shaping (optional)

Yardage:
baby: 450-620 yds
toddler: 570-750 yds
child: 710-930 yds
tween: 880-1250 yds
Note: the higher number refers to skirt with added flare. If you choose hemline with ruffles, you will need an additional 100 to 300 yds.

Gauge:

19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette st on bigger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • baby (3m-12m): 18-20" / 46-51 cm
  • toddler (18m-4T):20-22" / 51-56 cm
  • child (5-8): 22-24" / 56-61 cm
  • tween (9-12): 24-26" / 61-66 cm

Materials:

  • US#2/2.75 mm 16" and 24" circular needle
  • US#5/3.75 mm 16" and 24" circular needle
  • US #6/4 mm 24" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 3/4" elastic
  • 10-40g of glass beads size 6/0 "E" (4mm diameter)
  • small crochet hook
  • 3/4 to 5/8" satin ribbon, 30" to 35" long (optional)
  • sewing thread in a color matching the ribbon
  • bristle hair (baby) brush (optional)


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I am a wife as well as a stay at home mom to two precious girls, who are the inspiration behind my creations.

Even though I have been around fabric, yarn & crafts my whole life; knitting sweaters ...

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