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Shetland Knitted Skirt Pattern

Lace insets add a sweet detail to a traditional pleated knit skirt. A new technique removes the need for layered fabric and gives a flattering fit.
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Erica Patberg adapts the box pleat for handknitting, decreasing each pleat to a single point. She says "This technique makes for a more flattering fit, since there is no extra bulk added where the pleats come together," A lace Shetland motif gives the project its name.
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Finished Size: 25¼ (29¼, 33¼, 36¼, 40¼)" waist circumference. Skirt shown measures 25¼".
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Brilla (42% cotton, 58% viscose; 120 yd [110 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #324 beige, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; 1" wide non-roll waistband elastic 2" longer than waist measurement.
Gauge: 24 sts and 31 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Summer 2013

SKU: EP8549

Author/Speaker/Editor: Erica Lynne Patberg

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