Rowan Felted Tweed (DK weight; 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 175m/191yds per 50g ball)
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
1 set 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, no more than 60 (60:70:80:80:90:90:100:100:110) cm long
1 set 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) circular needles, no more than 60 (60:70:80:80:90:90:100:100:110) cm long Stitch markers
Waist length of 2.5cm (lin) wide elastic
25 sts and 28 rounds to 10cm over patterned st st using 3.75mm needles
Using 3.25mm circular needles, in the length stated for your size, and yarn A, loosely cast on 182 (190:206:222:230:246:262:278:286:302) sts.
Pm and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist sts.
Round 1 (RS): *K1, P1; rep from * to end. This round forms rib.
Work in rib for a further 4 rounds, placing a marker after st 91 (95:103:111:115:123:131:139:143:151) on the final round.
Change to 3.75mm circular needles.
Beg and ending rounds as indicated, using the Fair Isle technique, repeating the 4-st patt rep as stated and repeating the 54-round patt repeat throughout, cont in patt from Chart, which is worked entirely in st st (K every round), as folls:
Round 6 (RS): Work first 91 (95:103:111:115:123:131:139:143:151) sts as row 1 of Chart repeating the 4-st patt rep 22 (23:25:27:28:30:32:34:35:37) times, slip first side seam marker onto right needle, work last 91 (95:103:111:115:123:131:139:143:151) sts as row 1 of chart repeating the 4-st patt rep 22 (23:25:27:28:30:32:34:35:37) times, slip second side seam marker onto right needle.
This round sets position of patt.
Keeping patt correct, cont as folls:
Work 11 rounds.
Inc round (RS): (M1, work Chart as set to mrk, M1, slip mrk onto right needle) twice. 186 (194:210:226:234:250:266:282:290:306) sts.
Rep last 12 rounds 5 times more, taking inc sts into patt. 206 (214:230:246:254:270:286:302:310:326) sts.
Cont straight in patt until skirt meas 49cm.
Dec round (RS):Cont in patt as set, (work 2 tog, patt to within 2 sts of marker, work 2 tog tbl, slip mrk onto right needle) twice. 4 sts dec'd.
Keeping patt correct and working all side seam decreases as set by last round, rep dec round on 12th and foll 8th round, then on 2 foll 6th rounds, then on 4 foll 4th rounds. 170 (178:194:210:218:234:250:266:274:290) sts.
Work 1 round.
Skirt should meas approx 67cm.
Break off contrasts and cont using yarn D only.
Change to 3.25mm circular needles.
Work in rib as given for lower edge for 17 rounds.
Cast off loosely in rib.
Gently block skirt to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.
Around upper edge, fold last 17 rounds in half to inside and loosely sew in place, leaving an opening (to form waist casing). Thread elastic through this waist casing, join ends of elastic, and then sew the casing opening closed.
Darn in all ends neatly along the selvedge edge or a colour join, as appropriate.