Women's skirt: free knitting pattern
To fit hip: 81 [86:91:97:102:107:112]cm (32[34:36:38:40:42:44]in)
Actual measurement: 81 [89:97:105:113:121:129]cm (32[35:38.25:41.5:44.5:47.5:50.75]in)
Length: 60cm (23.5in)
Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.
YOU WILL NEED
Debbie Bliss Mia 50% cotton, 50% wool (approx 100m per 50g)
8[9:9:10:11:11:12:13]x 50g balls 11 Light Pink
1 pair each 3.75mm and 4mm needles
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.
20 sts and 12 rows to 10cm over patt using 4mm needles.
Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.
sk2po = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over.
BACK AND FRONT (BOTH ALIKE)
With 3.75mm needles cast on 83[91:99:107:115:123:131] sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Change to 4mm needles.
Work in patt as folls:
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: K2, (yf, k2tog) to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K2, (yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k1) to last st, k1.
Row 8: P3, (yrn, p2tog, p1, p2tog tbl, yrn, p3) to end.
Row 9: K4, (yf, sk2po, yf, k5) to last 7 sts, yf, sk2po, yf, k4. Row 10: P3, (p2tog tbl, yrn, pi, yrn, p2tog, p3) to end. Row 11: K2, (k2tog, yf, k3, yf, skpo, kl) to last st, kl.
Row 12: P1, p2tog tbl, yrn, p5, (yrn, p2tog, slip st back to LH needle, pass next st over the one just worked, then return this st to RH needle, yrn, p5) to last 3 sts, yrn, p2tog, p1.
These 12 rows form patt.
Cont in patt until work meas 45cm (17.75in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Change to 3.75mm needles.
Work straight until piece meas 58cm (23in) from cast-on edge, ending with Row 12.
Work 3 rows in st st.
Next row: P3, (yrn, p2tog, p2) to end.
Work 4 rows in st st.
TO FINISH OFF
Join side seams.
Make a twisted cord 150cm (60in) long and thread through eyelets to tie at centre front.