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Little Ballerina

from Monika Sirna
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Little Ballerina
Little Ballerina
Little Ballerina
Little Ballerina
Little Ballerina
Little Ballerina

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.

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

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...)
many hem options (including eyelets, ruffles and lace),
waist shaping (optional).

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

baby: 230-300 yds
toddler: 330-470 yds
child: 420-550 yds
tween: 520-670 yds
Note: the higher number refers to skirt with added flare. If you choose hemline with ruffles, you will need an additional 50 to 200 yds.


19-20 sts on US#6 / 4 mm 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" 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
  • 1 stitch marker (another 2 to 6 markers optional)
  • 10-40g of glass beads (optional) size 6/0 "E" (4mm diameter)
  • small crochet hook for placing beads (#13 1.00 mm or smaller)
  • 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)
  • crochet hook US00 2.7 mm (for Hemline option #7 only)

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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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