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Allover lace with a dramatic sloped hem sends the typical country-style tiered skirt packing with this high-fashion piece. Worked in 100% linen in a variation of the feather-and-fan stitch, short rows are incorporated between the tiers to achieve the look. Skirt is worked from the waist down. After completing the waistline casing, the lace pattern is worked in the round with increases to form the tiers. Short rows within the second tier, worked entirely in-pattern, force the final tier to slope upward at the front and downward at the back. Charts and written instructions are provided to guide you through the wraps and turns of short rows in a lace motif that is patterned on every row with varying stitch counts. A challenging project to be sure, with stunning results. (Note: if you have purchased the print version at an LYS and would like the digital copy of the charts on a white background, please e-mail (Photo credit: Louet North America. Used with permission.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Lace Short rows Increase (knit in front & back of stitch) Working in-the-round GAUGE 25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after machine washing/drying, blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52" waist (worn approx. 4" below natural waist) SUGGESTED YARN 2700 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Louet Euroflax Sport Weight COLORWAY shown in Cloud Grey

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size US 5/3.75mm circular needle 24", 36" & 47"
  • 1620 to 2700 yds sport weight yarn
  • spare needle for bind-off

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Patty's Knits
Patty's Knits
Patty Nance lives on the southern coast of Oregon with her husband, two motorcycles and lots of yarn. When she is not knitting, she teaches classes, designs hand-knits, and publishes patterns. Her book Bargello Knits (Cooperative Press, 2012) introduces her bargello knitting technique with an in-depth tutorial and 28 designs. Her work has appeared in Vogue Knitting Magazine, Noro Knitting Magazine, Knitter’s Magazine, Knit Simple Magazine, Prism Arts, Knit Noro Accessories (Sixth & Spring Books, 2012) and with several yarn companies including Louet North America, Universal Yarn, and Cascade Yarns. Her patterns are available at, Craftsy, and Ravelry (username PattyKnits). For pattern support, e-mail with "Pattern Support" in the subject line.