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La Bamba


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Ready for dancing La Bamba, this playful skirt is worked top down in the round using Stockinette Stitch. There are twelve faux panels. Six of these panels are flared at the bottom to widen the hem circumference needed for free movements. When finished, the purl side is used as a right side of the garment. Keep all ends on the knit side. The skirt allows for an easy length modification mentioned in the pattern. The elastic waistband accommodates for a good fit. This pattern will be available in 7 sizes. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl Work in the round GAUGE 19 sts and 28 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette using large needle 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette using medium needle 21.5 sts and 29 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette using small needle SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Full Hip: 32 (361/2, 41, 453/4, 501/4, 543/4, 591/4)"/ 81 (93, 104.5, 116, 127.5, 139, 151) cm Waist: 263/4 (311/4, 353/4, 40, 443/4, 49, 531/2)"/ 68 (79, 91, 102, 113, 124.5, 136) cm Length (waistband is not included): 22 (221/4, 233/4, 241/2, 241/2, 243/4, 25)"/56 (56.5, 60, 61.5, 61.5, 63, 64) cm SUGGESTED YARN 1000 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN HiKoo by Skacel CoBaSi COLORWAY Green

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  • Worsted Yarn 800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24-32" (60-80 cm) circular (circ) (largest) Body of skirt: Size 6 (4.0 mm) 24-32" (60-80 cm) circ (large) Hip: Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24-32"(60-80 cm) circ (medium) Waist: Size 4 (3.5 mm) 24-32" (60-80 cm) circ (small) Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Markers (m); tapestry needle; 11/2 yds /1.5 m of 1"/2.5 cm wide Non-Roll Elastic by Dritz; safety pin.

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Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her designs appear in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Twist Collective, and various books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures such as cables, brioche, lace, and slip stitch patterns. She is fascinated with many knitting techniques and design constructions. Faina loves to share with her students her discoveries and expertise. She teaches at various venues and at local shops around the country and abroad. She blogs at