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Skirt of Many Colors

knit in Smart Cotton

Skill level: Intermediate

This is a knit pattern.





Schematic | Stitch Glossary

Yarn used ...

Smart Cotton









Please note that this pattern specifies yarn(s) which have been discontinued by Berroco. Therefore, we can no longer accept any consumer inquiries regarding this pattern by
phone or via email. Nonetheless, we hope you might enjoy copying this “oldie but goodie” for your personal library and knitting the pattern with whatever yarns you choose to substitute.

in Smart Cotton. Versatile skirt completes many ensembles.


Shown in size 8.


Directions are for women’s size size 6. Changes for sizes 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 are in parentheses.

Hip 36(37-38-39-40-42)”
Waist 26(27-28-30-31-33)”
Length 221/2”

BERROCO SMART COTTON (50 grs) 9(9-9-10-10-10) balls #1328 Mushroom.
Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 and 6 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
24" length circular knitting needle, size 6.
1 yard 3/4” wide elastic.
2 Stitch markers

21 sts = 4"; 30 rows = 4" in St st with size 6 needles.

SSSK - Sl 3 sts knitwise to RH needle and k these sts tog (dec 2).

With smaller needles, cast on 94(98-100-102-106-110) sts. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 6 rows. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 14" from beg, end on WS. [Dec 1 st each side of next row. Work 11(11-11-17-17-17) rows even] 3(3-3-2-2-2) times. Dec 1 st each side of next row. Work 1 row even – 86(90-92-96-100-104) sts.
Waist darts: Dec row 1 (RS): K1, SSK, k 20(21-22-23-24-25), SSSK (right dart), place marker, k34(36-36-38-40-42), place marker, k3tog (left dart), k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Work 5 rows even.
Dec row 2 (RS): K1, SSK, k to 3 sts before first marker, SSSK, sl marker, k34(36-36-38-40-42), sl marker, k3tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Work 5 rows even.
Dec row 3 (RS): Rep dec row 2. Work 5 rows even.
For size 8 only: Dec row 4 (RS): K to 2 sts before first marker, SSK, sl marker, k36, sl marker, k2tog, k to end.
For all sizes: Piece should measure aproximately 211/2” from beg and there are 68(70-74-78-82-86) sts remaining, end on WS. Bind off all sts.

Work same as for back.

Block pieces to measurements. Sew side seams.
Waistband: With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and k 136(140-148-156-164-172) sts evenly around waist. Mark for beg of round and carry marker up. P 1 round on RS for ridge. Work in St st (k every round) for 1". P 1 round for turning ridge. Continue in St st for 1". Bind off. Fold band to inside along turning ridge and sew in place, leaving an opening for elastic. Thread elastic through waistband with large safety pin. Overlap ends and sew firmly tog. Close waistband opening.