Whether you wear Sandi Prosser’s North Sea Skirt to work or over a pair of leggings for the weekend, you can't deny the sophistication of the Fair Isle pattern work throughout. And the ribbed waistband makes for a comfortable fit! This skirt is knitted in Heritage Sock Yarn.
SIZES: Women’s XS(S,M,L,1X)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Hip 32 (35, 381/2, 411/2, 45)"
Waist 24 (27, 30, 33, 36)", not including band and elastic Length 191/2", not including waistband, before hemming
MATERIALS: 1 (3.5oz/100g; 437yd/400m) ball Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock Yarn (75% merino superwash, 25% nylon) each in colors #5602 Steel (MC), #5618 Snow (A), #5638 Walnut (C), and #5605 Plum (D) 1 (3.5oz/100g; 437yd/400m) ball each Cascade Yarns Heritage Hand Painted Sock Yarn (75% merino superwash, 25% nylon) color #9746 Woodland (B)
Size 2 US (2.75 mm) circular needle 32" long
Size 3 mm circular needle 32" long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) circular needle 32" long
11/2 wide elastic (optional)
Stitch marker, yarn needle
GAUGE: 30 sts x 36 rnds = 4" in Fair Isle pattern using size 3 US (3.25 mm) needle
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
Skirt has zero to negative ease in hip measurement.
Skirt is worked in St st following Fair Isle chart.
Skirt is worked in the round beg at lower edge.
With smallest needle and MC, CO 240 (264, 288, 312, 336) sts. Pm for beg of rnd. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Knit 10 rnds in St st.
Next (turning) rnd: Purl. Change to middle-size needle. Knit 3 rnds.
Beg Fair Isle Chart
Rnd 1: Work Rnd 1 of chart, working 24-st rep 10 (11,12,13,14) times. Cont to follow chart in this way through to end of Rnd 54. Change to largest needle. Cont to follow chart through to end of Rnd 77, then work Rnds 1 -53 once more. Change to middle-size needle
Next (dec) rnd: Work Rnd 54 of chart, dec 24 sts evenly around [216 (240, 264, 288, 313) sts].
Next rnd: Work Rnd 55 of chart, working 24- st rep 9 (10,11,12,13) times. Cont to follow chart through Rnd 66.
Next (dec) rnd: Work Rnd 67 of chart, dec 24 sts evenly around [192 (216, 240, 264, 288) sts].
Next rnd: Work Rnd 68 of chart, working 24-st rep 8 (9,10,11,12) times. Cont to follow chart through Rnd 77, then work Rnds 1-7 once more. Change to smallest needle.
Next rnd: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep last rnd until waistband measures 33/4".
BO in rib.
Fold waistband in half to WS. Sew waistband edge in place, leaving a 2" opening at center back.
Optional elastic: Measure waist for elastic, then add 1" to measurement; cut elastic to final measurement. Thread elastic through waistband, taking care not to twist or fold it. Overlap the cut ends 1" and pin to secure. Sewing across width of elastic, sew 3/8" from one cut end then 3/8" from opposite cut end. Sew waistband opening closed. Fold hem to WS along turning row and slip st in place. Lightly block to measurements.