Lacy Flouncy Skirt
I’m back on the Project Yarnway wagon! It’s the finale and we have to put together a collection of 5 items by the end of February. This is the first item I have finished, though one more item is nearly complete.
I’m so pleased with this doll skirt that I’m thinking about making it in my size
needles: US7, US9
gauge: 11sts/2 inches
yarn: worsted (10 ply) – less than 200 yards (shown in Patons Classic Wool)
size: 18″ doll
other materials needed: 10.5 inches of 1/4″ wide elastic, safety pin, stitch markers
LLinc: Left-leaning Lifted Increase. Insert your left needle, from front to back, under the left leg of the stitch two rows below the stitch just knit. Knit into the back of this stitch.
RLinc: Right-leaning Lifted Increase. Insert your right needle, from front to back, under the right leg of the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle. Transfer this stitch to your left needle and knit into the front of it.
ssk: Slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together.
Errata (fixed 1/12/11): In written out lace instructions rounds 9 and 11…it should end with yo, k4, yo, k1 in both instances.
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist
rounds 1-4 – Knit
round 5 – purl (this will be the fold line for the waistband)
rounds 6-8 – knit
round 9 – [Insert tip of left needle into first st of CO edge which is directly behind first st on needle, k this st together with first stitch on needle] to last 8 sts; k to end. This leaves an opening for elastic to be inserted.
knit 4 rounds, marking center of round and end of round
next round – k2, LLinc, k26, RLinc, k2, sl marker, k2, RLinc, k26, LLinc, k2
repeat these 5 rounds 2 more times (72 stitches)
knit without increasing until skirt is 4.5 inches long (on last round place stitch markers every 9 stitches to mark pattern repeat)
switch to larger needles
round 1 – *k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k3 rep from * to end of round
round 2 (and all even rounds) – knit
round 3 – *yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 rep from * to end of round
round 5 – *yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1 rep from *
round 7 – *yo, k4, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 9 – *yo, k4, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 11 – *yo, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 12 – knit
Here is the chart for the lace repeat that is written out above:
Use a safety pin to run the elastic through the waistband. Overlap the ends about 1/2″ and sew together making sure the elastic is not twisted. Use the yarn tail from CO to sew casing closed.
Block to open up the lace. I placed it in this position, pinned and steam blocked the hem: