Weave a little Scottish-inspired magic with this statement skirt by Fran Morgan.
YOU WILL NEED Q Patons Wool Aran, (100% wool, 50g/85m), Yarn A Cherry (231) Yarn B Merlot (232) Yarn C Mocca (212) 1 ball of each for all sizes: Yarn D Camel (205) Yarn E Olive (271) See table for measurements and yarn quantities Q A 4mm (US G/6) hook Q 2cm ( in) wide elastic (approx 20cm longer than waistband) Q Pins For yarn stockists contact MEZ Crafts 01484 950630 www.mezcrafts.co.uk TENSION 22sts and 19 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using a 4mm hook or size required to obtain tension ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 92 Forgo the complex pleats and hook a tartan mini instead of going full kilt. It’s worked in the round so there’s no seaming to worry about, and all the vertical stripes are woven in afterwards. No sporran required (but don’t let us stop you). NOTES The skirt is worked from the hem up to the waistline using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. Place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work. Each odd Round will begin with a dc and each even Round will begin with a ch. The waist measurement given in the table is the measurement at the top of the skirt before the elastic has been added. When selecting your size, use the Actual Hip measurements for guidance. SKIRT BODY Using Yarn A, ch197 ( 209: 219: 229: 241: 251:
263), ss to first ch to join in the round, taking care not to twist ch.
Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in first ch (place marker in first st of Round), (ch1, skip next ch, dc in next ch) around. [197 ( 209: 219: 229: 241: 251: 263) sts] Round 2 Ch1, skip first st, (dc in next st, ch1, skip next st) around.
Round 3 Dc in first st, (ch1, skip next st, dc in next st) around. Rounds 2 and 3 set pattern. Continue working in stripe sequence until work measures 35cm, ending on an even round. If you want to alter the length of the Skirt, continue working extra rounds here, allowing for an extra 7cm for the waist shaping to follow. STRIPE SEQUENCE *6 rows Cherry (A) 4 rows Merlot (B) 3 rows Mocca (C) 6 rows Cherry (A) 1 row Camel (D) 1 row Cherry (A) 1 row Camel (D) 6 rows Cherry (A) 3 rows Mocca (C) 4 rows Merlot (B) 6 rows Cherry (A) 1 row Olive (E) 1 row Cherry (A) 1 row Olive (E) Repeat from *
WAIST SHAPING Round 1 Dc in first ch, *ch1, skip next dc, dc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, (ch1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) 7 ( 8:7: 8: 8: 8: 8) times; repeat from * 9 ( 9: 10: 10: 11: 11: 12) more times, cont in patt over last 16 ( 8: 20:
8: 0: 10: 2) sts. [177 ( 189: 197: 207: 217: 227: 237) sts]
Round 2 Ch1, skip first st, (dc in next st, ch1, skip next st) around.
Round 3 Dc in first st, (ch1, skip next st, dc in next st) around. Round 4 Repeat Round 2. Round 5 Dc in first ch, *ch1, skip next dc, dc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, (ch1, skip next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 ( 7:6: 7: 7: 7: 7) times; repeat from * 9 ( 9: 10: 10: 11: 11: 12) more times, cont in patt over last 16 ( 8: 20:
8: 0: 10: 2) sts. [157 ( 169: 175: 185: 193: 203: 211) sts] Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 until Skirt measures 41cm, ending on an even row, ss to first ch to join, do not fasten off.
Round 1 Continue with current colour, ch5, skip next dc, (ttr into next ch-sp, skip next st, ch1) repeat around, ss to top of beg ch-5 to join. Fasten off. TO MAKE UP Fold casing row to the WS of the Skirt and pin in place. Using a length of yarn sew top edge of row to the inside of the Skirt, making sure stitches do not show on the RS. Thread elastic through the casing and use to adjust waistband to fit, knot or sew ends together and trim excess. VERTICAL STRIPES Mark the centre and sides of Skirt at the Waistband with pins. Mark the mid-points between these points, giving a total of 8 marked points. Starting at hem and using yarn doubled, sew up through ch spaces by weaving in and out, to top of skirt, using the image as a guide and the stripe sequence below: Sides and Centres 1 row Camel (D) 2 rows Olive (E) Mid- Points 2 rows Camel (D) 2 row Merlot (B)
You’ll work the horizontal stripes as you go in the round, then weave the others at the end.
No fiddly fastenings here, just a stretchy elastic waistband to slip in and out of.