Avaline Skirt - English
The Avaline Skirt is worked from the bottom edge up. The sts are cast on using the picot edge cast on method. The first part of the skirt has a simple eyelet pattern and the rest is worked in stockinette st. The skirt has a few short rows in the back to ensure the skirt does not appear shorter in the back. The skirt if finished by working a folded edge as a casing for an elastic band. The two smallest sizes come with instructions on how to work an attached bottom under the skirt - this ensures a better fit on a small child.
Sizes: 1 year (2 years) 3-4 years (5-6 years)
26 (28) 30 (32) cm
19 (22) 25 (28) cm
Gauge: 15 sts and 24 rows on 10 x 10cm/4 x 4 inches in stockinette st in the round.
Skill level: Intermediate
Techniques used: Picot cast on, simple eyelet pattern, short rows decreasing
- 150 (150) 150 (200) grams of yarn for size 5 mm (U.S. size 7) needles (the two smallest sizes include yarn for the bottom) (sample skirts are made in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes - worsted weight 100% peruvian highland wool (50 gr = 100 meters/110 yards) in colors Pink Posy Heather (#25644) and Golden Heather (#25979))
- Size 5 mm (U.S size 7), 60 cm (24 inch) circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Wide elastic band - approx. 53 (57) 61 (65) cm long