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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Skirtsicle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

In the summer, particularly in the American South, it is (to paraphrase Robin Williams) hot. Darned hot. But who's to tell a little girl that she can't run around in the muggy, buggy, sunny afternoon? And further, that she can't do it while wearing something pretty and pink?

This skirt was born of a desire to have a workhorse garment that was highly washable, durable, not expensive to make, and simple to knit. It's the kind of thing you won't feel bad about knitting every year after the annual growth spurt. The natural striping of the yarn means you don't need much in the way of a stitch pattern - just the little detail of garter stitch pinstripes that "melt" into a picot bindoff. It's like a popsicle and a skirt at the same time - the perfect summer combo!"

This pattern is an update of the original MagKnits version, including two new options for the waistband and clarification of language. Also, cute photos!

Sizes: Girl 2 (4, 6, 8)
Waist circumference (adjustable with elastic): 18 (20, 22, 24)" 48 (53, 58, 63) cm
Length: 8 (10, 12, 14)" 20 (25, 30, 35) cm


20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in in pattern 1 after washing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Girls 2 (4, 6, 8)


  • 285 - 475 yards (261 - 434 m) worsted weight yarn
  • US6 (4mm) circular knitting needles
  • Yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Elastic for waistband

Suggested yarn:

475 yards of Worsted weight