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Girls
Skirt
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I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and ...

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Strawberry & Blackberry

from Jill Wolcott Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Strawberry & Blackberry
Strawberry & Blackberry
Strawberry & Blackberry
Strawberry & Blackberry
Strawberry & Blackberry

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • eyelets
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

The girl who loves to twirl and whirl will love the two ruffles in this berry sweet Strawberry Skirt with subtle berries created with eyelets and bobbles. An elastic waistband makes it comfortable for girls-on-the-go and knitters-on-the-go will love the clear directions for this in-the-round skirt and ruffles knit separately for extra portability. Make bobbles by turning your work or follow the directions for backwards knitting and add a new skill to your repertoire. The cute, matching Blackberry Hat, acts as a gauge swatch.

Gauge:

5.5 sts/in and 7.25 rnds/in = 22 sts/4" and 29 rnds/4" in Berry Pattern and Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat S (M) (L)
  • Hat Finished circumference 14.5 (16.375) (18.25)"
  • Skirt 2 (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) years
  • Skirt Finished hip circumference 23.625 (25.5) (27.25) (29) (31) (31)"
  • Skirt Finished length 9.125 (10.625) (12.125) (13.625) (14.25) (15.125)"

Materials:

  • Willow DK from Zealana, 70% NZ Merino, 30% cashmere, 40g/140yds (128m)
  • Hat Main Color MC 1 (1) (2) skeins
  • Hat Contrast Color CC less than 1 skein
  • Skirt MC 2 (3) (3) (4) (4) (4) skeins
  • Skirt CC 2 (2) (2) (3) (3) (3) skeins
  • Size 4(3.5mm) 16" circular ndl (hat) and 20" circular ndl (skirt) OR size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holders or waste yarn
  • extra needles for flexible long-tail cast on
  • 21 (23.5) (25.5) (27.75) (29) (30.25)" of 0.5" elastic film

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Willow DK from Zealana, 70% NZ Merino, 30% cashmere, 40g/140yds (128m)

Colorway:

Hat MC: Silver Fern; Hat CC: Rose Petal; Skirt MC: Rose Petal; Skirt CC: Silver Fern