6, 6, 7 balls 50gm Soho Summer DK Cotton in shade 233 Crete 1 length elastic (1cm width)
3.75mm knitting needles
4.00mm knitting needles
21.5 sts by 23 rows over pattern on 4.00mm needles to 10cm
Yfrn (yarn forward and round needle) - Wrap the yarn right round the needle, finishing at the front.
Yfrn2 - Wrap the yarn right round the needle twice, finishing at the front.
Multiple 12 + 2
Row 1: RS - Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1 * k1, yfrn2, [k1, yfrn] twice, k6, [k1, yfrn] twice, k1, yfrn2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Knit, dropping yfrn's off needle.
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: K1 * k3, [k1, yfrn] twice, [k1, yfrn2] twice, [k1, yfrn] twice, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: Knit, dropping yfrn's off needle.
These 8 rows form patt rep.
SKIRT (MAKE 2)
Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 86 (98, 110) sts. Work in pattern repeat until length measures 45cm, ending on a knit row.
Change to 3.75mm needles. Work in k2, p2 rib until length of rib measures 6cm. Cast off in rib.
Make second piece to match.
Join side seams using backstitch and edge to edge st on rib.
Measure elastic to required length and join ends. Fold rib in half to inside over elastic and stitch down along edge. Press seams.