in SensuWool®. A versatile skirt to complete any ensemble
Shown in size 8.
Directions are for womens size 6. Changes for sizes (8), (10), (12), (14), (16), (18) and (20) are in parentheses.
Hip - 36(38-40-42-44-46-48-50).
Waist - 26(28-30-32-34-36-38-40).
Length - 22-1/2.
BERROCO SENSUWOOL® (50 grs), 8(8-9-9-10-10-11-11) balls #6532 Auburn.
Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 and 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
1 7" skirt zipper.
4 st markers.
5 sts = 1"; 7 rows = 1" in St st with larger needles.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
If a longer version is desired, work even for 25" before Shape Hips. This will give a finished length of 34-1/2 and will use 12(12-13-13-14-14-15-15) balls of SENSUWOOL.
If a pull-on version is desired, you will need a 24" length circular knitting needle, size 6 and 1-1/2 wide elastic cut to fit comfortably around your waist plus 1". You will not need a zipper. Work same as for Back and Front to Finishing.
With smaller needles, cast on 91(95-101-105-111-115-121-125) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K 1, * p 1, k 1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P 1, * k 1, p 1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows once more, then rep Row 1 once more. Change to larger needles. Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 13" from beg, end on WS.
Shape Hips: Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 18th row twice more. AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 15" from beg, and 89(93-99-102-109-113-119-123) sts remain, end on WS.
Mark for Darts:
K 22(23-24-25-27-28-29-30), * place marker, k 1, place marker, * k 43(45-49-51-53-55-59-61), rep between *s once more, k to end. P 1 row.
Dec Row: K to 2 sts before first marker, SKP, k 1, k 2 tog, k to 2 sts before last marker, SKP, k 1, k 2 tog, k to end. Continuing to dec at side edges as before, rep this dec row every 10th row 3 times more, then every 12th row once more, end on WS - 65(69-75-79-85-89-95-99) sts. Bind off all sts.
Work same as for back.
FINISHING (for zipper version)
Steam pieces. Sew right side seam.
Waistband: With RS facing, using smaller needles and working through back lps of bound-off sts, pick up and k 129(137-149-157-169-179-189-197) sts across entire waistline. Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 1-1/2, end on WS. P 2 rows. Work even in St st until waistband measures 1-1/2 above p ridge, end on WS. Bind off all sts.
Sew left side seam from lower edge to 7" below p ridge of waistband. Sew in zipper, folding zipper tape down so that top of zipper comes to p ridge. Fold waistband to inside along p ridge and sl st in place, tacking side edges to zipper tape.
FINISHING (for pull-on version)
Steam pieces. Sew BOTH sideseams. With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left sideseam, pick up and k 128(136-148-156-168-178-188-196) sts. Mark for beg of round and carry marker up. Work even in St st (k EVERY round) for 1-1/2. P 1 round. Work even in St st for 1-1/2 more. Bind off all sts. Fold waistband to inside along p ridge and sl st in place, leaving a 2" opening. Thread elastic through waistband with large safety pin. Overlap ends and sew firmly tog. Close waistband opening.