Ruffle and Pleat Skirt

May 20, 2009
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Designer Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Finished Size 32 (36¼, 40½, 45)" waist circumference, just below waist casing, and 36½ (41½, 46½, 51½)" hip circumference. Skirt shown measures 32" waist.
Yarn Austermann Algarve (100% cotton; 155 yd [143 m]/50 g): #05 amber (MC), 6 (7, 8, 9) balls.
Skacel Merino Lace (100% merino; 1,375 yd [1,265 m]/100 g): #036 taupe (CC), 1 skein.
Yarns distributed by Skacel.
Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm), 5 (3.75 mm), 4 (3.5 mm), and 3 (3.25 mm): 29" circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; 1–1¼ yds of ¾" elastic (waist measurement + 2").
Gauge 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st on size 4 needles with MC; 24 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on size 7 needles with CC doubled; 1 rep (11 sts) = 2¼" at lower edge in dropped st patt on size 5 needles with MC.

 


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