Sharing a pattern

6 Aug

I’m not a pattern writer, so bear with me. Let me know if it makes no sense. This pattern requires knowledge of short rows. I simply wanted to share a soaker-less skirty pattern, since I was asked about mine so much. Since I am not a pattern writer, it is not polished. Also, it should fit a baby from 6months-up. The drawstring will tighten waist, and knit to the length you desire for leg coverage.

Materials needed

Size US5 16” needles

Size US8 16”needle/20” needle

4oz-8oz of Worsted weight yarn (also works with light worsted, or aran)

Waistband:

-OK, so with size 5 16″ needle, cast on 72. Place marker

-join in the round and knit 2, purl 2 for 1 inch

-do one round of* k2, yo, k2tog.* Repeat to end of round

-knit another inch of k2, p2

Body:

-change to size 8 16″ needles, and increase by using kfab every 9 stitches, for a total increase of 8 stitches (80 total)

-knit in stockinette until 2.5 inches at marker from beginning of work at cast on edge (INCLUDING ribbing). Stop at marker

knit 16 stitches, wrap and turn, purl back to marker, then purl 16 stitches, wrap and turn.

-knit past marker to first wrap and turn, knit the wrapped stitch and the wrap together to close the gap.

– knit to next wrapped stitch, repeat last step.

– knit in stockinette until it reaches 4.5 inches at marker. Stop at marker.

–knit 19 stitches, wrap and turn, purl back to marker, then purl 19 stitches, wrap and turn.

-knit past marker to first wrap and turn, knit the wrapped stitch and the wrap together to close the gap.

– knit to next wrapped stitch, repeat last step.

– knit in stockinette until skirt reaches 6 inches at marker. Stop at marker

–knit 19 stitches, wrap and turn, purl back to marker, then purl 19 stitches, wrap and turn.

-knit past marker to first wrap and turn, knit the wrapped stitch and the wrap together to close the gap.

– knit to next wrapped stitch, repeat last step.

– knit 2 more rows

Skirted portion:

– at beginning of round, purl 3, knit 2 all the way around.

-next round, purl 3, make 1 left, k2, make one left, repeat to end of round

-next round, purl 3, knit 4 to end of round

-purl 3, make 1 left, knit 4, make 1 left, repeat all across.

-change to 20” needles for ease of knitting

-purl 3, knit 6 to end of round. AT THIS POINT YOU MAY WANT TO SWITCH TO SIZE 20″ or 24″ length circular needles.

-purl 3, make 1 left, knit 6, make 1 left, repeat to end of round.

-purl 3, knit 8, repeat to end of round

-purl 3, make 1 left, knit 8, make 1 left, repeat to end of round.

-purl 3, knit 10 til piece measures desired length (for your daughter I’d say 8-9 inches, but measure to make sure)

-Bind off!

Drawsting/I-cord:

Make a 36 inch I-cord (If you don’t know how to do this, http://www.knittinghelp.com has great videos. Thread through holes in waistband that you created.

That’s the basic pattern. On body portion, you can add striping in different textures, such as six rows of moss stitch right at the beginning, and then 3 rows later six rows of seed stitch. But that is only if you want textured stripes.

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One Response to “Sharing a pattern”

  1. Tiffany Zagyi August 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    This is a great pattern! Do you have a printable version, by chance?

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