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Fairy Petals

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On (3 methods given in pattern)
  • Cast Off (must be stretchy; options given in pattern)
  • Short Rows
  • Increases

Pattern Description:

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

Fairies, princesses, ballerinas, there is always magic in the air with little girls. Perpetually dancing, twirling and dressing up, here is the sixth 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.

No worries about seeing through the fabric with this skirt, as it is double layered with very soft 'loopy' bottom edge, perfect for everyday wear.

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,
-scattered stitch/bead pattern,
-suggestions to customize the skirt (e.g add flare...)
-waist shaping (optional).

Skill level:
The pattern is detailed enough to be adventurous beginner friendly, and at the same time interesting enough to capture the attention of more advanced knitter as well.

baby: 450-600 yds
toddler: 630-800 yds
child: 800-1050 yds
tween: 980-1250 yds
Note: the higher number refers to skirt with added flare.


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


  • US 2 - 2.75 mm 16" circular needles (2nd pair for provisional cast on)
  • 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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