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Western Point Skirt

Vibrant silk panels circle a swingy skirt.

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Picture the flare (and the flair!) of sewn-together vintage neckties and you have the inspiration for this dramatic striped skirt. It's worked side to side - the stripes are horizontal as you knit - and shaped with short-rows. When you steam and press the colorful silk ribbon used, it smoothes into a drapey and elegant fabric. Several of the yarns are threaded with tiny beads that add a subtle sparkle when you twirl.
Finished Size: 27 1/2 (33 1/2, 36 1/2, 39 1/2, 45 3/4)" waist circumference and 22 (26 3/4, 31 3/4)" long at longest point. Skirt shown measures 36 1/2" waist and 26 3/4" long.
Yarn: Tilli Tomas Nile (100% silk; 125 yd [114 m]/100 g): burnt orange (A), 2 balls; rattan (B), 1 ball; olive (C), 1 ball; American beauty (D), 2 balls; parchment (E), 1 ball. Tilli Tomas Cleopatra (65% silk, 35% glass beads; 65 yd [59 m]/100 g): burnt orange (F), rattan (G), olive (H), American beauty (I), parchment (J), ant (K), 1 ball each.
Yarn weight: #6 - Super Bulky
Gauge: 6 1/2 sts and 10 1/2 rows = 4" in St st.
Needles: Size 11 (8 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; 1 1/4" elastic, measuring your waist size plus 1" long; sewing needle and thread.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2006

SKU: EP0453

Author/Speaker/Editor: Annie Modesitt

Format: eProject