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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 BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting in the round GAUGE 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in in pattern 1 after washing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Girls 2 (4, 6, 8) SUGGESTED YARN 475 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
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 women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.