Girl chevron skirt knitting pattern

Girl's skirt knitting pattern

Skirt knitting patternMeasurements

To fit ages 2-3 (4-5) (6-7) years.

Measurement all round at base of waistband 53.5 (61) (68) cm/21 (24) (26 3/4) in.

Length including waistband 25.5 (31) (37) cm/10 (12 1/4) (14 1/2) in.

Materials

3 (3) (4) 50g (125m) balls of Rico Design Baby Cotton Soft DK (50% cotton, 50% acrylic) in Sky Blue (033), Yellow (019), Snow-White (018), Lobster (029) and Grass Green (039).

Pair of 3 1/4mm (No. 10) and 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles; waist length of wide elastic.

Tension

22 stitches and 28 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 4mm needles.

Abbreviations

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together; dec, decrease (by working 2 sts tog); skpo, slip 1, k1, pass slip st over; yf, yarn forward to make a st; s2kpo, slip 2 as if about to work k2tog, k1, then pass 2 slip sts over; nil, meaning nothing is worked here for this size.

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions are given for small size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for larger sizes. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

Back and front (both alike)

With 4mm needles and Sky Blue, cast on 101 (115) (129) sts.

K 3 rows.

1st row: K1, skpo, k5, work k1, yf and k1 all in next st, k5, [s2kpo, k5, work k1, yf and k1 all in next st, k5] to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

2nd row: P to end.

These 2 rows form the pattern.

Pattern another 3 rows.

Joining in and breaking off colours as required, continue in pattern in following stripes: 2 rows Yellow, 4 rows Sky Blue, 2 rows Snow-White, 4 rows Sky Blue, 2 rows Lobster, 4 rows Sky Blue, 2 rows Grass Green, nil (4) (4) rows Sky Blue, nil (2) (2) rows Yellow, nil (nil) (4) rows Sky Blue, nil (nil) (2) rows Snow-White.

Continue in pattern in Sky Blue only until work measures 20 (24) (29) cm from beginning, ending with a right side row.

1st dec row: P2, [p2tog, p9, p2tog, p1] to last 15 sts, p2tog, p9, p2tog, p2 - 87 (99) (111) sts.

Next row: K1, skpo, k4, work k1, yf and k1 all in next st, k4, [s2kpo, k4, work k1, yf and k1 all in next st, k4] to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: P to end.

Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 21 (26) (31) cm from beginning, ending with a right side row.

2nd dec row: P2, [p2tog, p7, p2tog, p1] to last 13 sts, p2tog, p7, p2tog, p2 - 73 (83) (93) sts.

Next row: K1, skpo, k3, work k1, yf and k1 all in next st, k3, [s2kpo, k3, work k1, yf, k1 all in next st, k3] to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: P to end.

Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 23 (28) (33) cm from beginning, ending with a right side row.

3rd dec row: P2, [p2tog, p5, p2tog, p1] to last 11 sts, p2tog, p5, p2tog, p2 - 59 (67) (75) sts.

Waist band: Change to 3 1/4mm needles.

1st rib row: K1, [p1, k1] to end.

2nd rib row: P1, [k1, p1] to end.

Repeat last 2 rows, 3 (4) (5) times more. Cast off in rib.

To make up

Join side seams. Overlap ends of elastic and join to form a ring. Place elastic ring inside waistband and work a herringbone casing over it to secure.

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