Chevron skirt

Chevron skirt

Chevron skirt by Drew Emborsky

Who doesn't love the retro vibe of ripple stitch? This skirt is fresh and crisp with its citrus colors.

SIZES: XS-S (M-L, 1X, 2X-3X)

Yarn: Fine weight

A 500 (575,625,675) yds

B 600 (675,750,800) yds

Knitting needles: 3.25 mm/US 3,90 cm (36") long

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm/C-2


Skirt is worked back and forth in rows from the bottom up, starting at hem.

XS-Small: DREW EMBORSKY Inappropriate-60s in colors Bad Trip (A) and Banana Seat (B)



Alternate stripes of 10 rows A and 10 rows B.

RS rows K3, [k1, yo, k10, SSK, k2tog, k10, yo], to last 4, k4.

WS rows K3, purl to last 3, k3.


With A and using cable cast-on, cast on 407 (457, 532, 582). Do not join. Work six 20-row repeats of Chevron Stripe pattern —12 stripes. Cut A.

Waist shaping

Row 1 (RS) With B, k12, [SSK twice, k2tog twice, k17] 15 (17, 20, 22) times, SSK twice, k2tog twice, k12.

Row 2 and all WS rows Knit.

Row 3 K12, [SSK, k2tog, k17] 15 (17, 20, 22) times, SSK, k2tog, k12.

Row 5 K3, [kl, k2tog twice, k10, SSK twice] 16 (18, 21, 23) times, k4.

Row 7 K3, [k3, k2tog, k6, SSK, k2] 16 (18, 21, 23) times, k4—13 stitches each chevron.

Row 9 Bind off; do not fasten off and do not cut yarn.

Crochet waistband

If a firmer waistband is desired, work with a smaller hook.

Row 1 (WS) Place last stitch onto crochet hook, chain 1 (ch 1), then work half-double crochet (hdc) into each bound-off stitch across.

Row 2 (RS) Ch 1, work 5 hdc, ch 2, skip 2 for buttonhole, then work hdc across to last 7, ch 2, skip 2 for buttonhole, hdc to end.

Row 3 Ch 1, work 5 hdc, work 2 hdc into ch-2 space, work hdc across to last 7, work 2 hdc into ch-2 space, hdc to end.

Rows 4 and 5 Ch 1, hdc across.

Row 6 Single crochet (sc) across, working 2 stitches into final hdc, then work sc along end of waistband. Fasten off.


Sc into each stitch along cast-on edge, working extra ch 1 at each point. Fasten off.


Block garment, easing the ripple points to flatten them. Try on skirt to mark button placement for each buttonhole. Sew button for the overlapping right front onto RS of band at left hip. Sew other button onto WS of band at right hip.