HIGH­LAND FLING

Weave a lit­tle Scot­tish-in­spired magic with this state­ment skirt by Fran Mor­gan.

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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.

ELAS­TIC CAS­ING

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.

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