The Spring Flirt Skirt is a figure hugging skirt with a frilled leaf border.
The colours of the variegated yarn resembles the early spring leaves and buds with their green and brown colours. The skirt in itself is a solid green that brings out the colour variation of the border.
Knitting this skirt should help the greenery to grow outside your window and wearing it should bring out some flirting and a love of the new greenery in you.
XS: waist 63 cm, hip 84 cm, hem width 75.5 cm, total length 54 cm
S: waist 67 cm, hip 89 cm, hem width 75.5 cm, total length 57 cm
M: waist 72 cm, hip 93 cm, hem width 80 cm, total length 60 cm
L: waist 78 cm, hip 101 cm, hem width 84.5 cm, total length 62 cm
XL: waist 86 cm, hip 110 cm, hem width 93 cm, total length 64 cm
The sizes are planned with a slight negative ease over the hips. Withdraw 2-4 cm/1-1.5 inches from your actual hip measurement to get your skirt size.
About the yarn
SandnesGarn Sisu is a wool/polyamide blend that will help keep the shape of the skirt. If you’re substituting this yarn remember to use a yarn with some springiness to it, like a merino wool yarn, so that it will keep its shape.
Garnstudio Drops Delight is a colour variegated yarn. If substituted remember that the colour variegation is part of the pattern.
Main Yarn: SandnesGarn Sisu, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins
total: 200 g (200g, 250 g, 250g, 300g)
ca 640 m (640 m, 800 m, 800 m, 960 m)
Additional yarn: Garnstudio Drops Delight, 2 skeins for all sizes
total: 100 g, ca 350 m
Colours: Green (SandnesGarn Sisu, colour 9072, main yarn)
Multicoloured green with long colour reports
(Garnstudio Drops Delight, colour 08, border yarn)
Needle: 2.5 mm/US 1-2 circular needle
length: 60/80 cm (XS S/M, L, XL)
Other tools: grafting needle, 4 stitch markers
Tension/Gauge: 27 st and 40 rows = 10 cms in stockinette st
Other materials: Elastics, 2 cm/0,8 inches wide, length to suit waist size.
Stitches used: knit, purl, yarn over, increasing, decreasing, purled increasing, purled decreasing, provisional
cast-on, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, grafting
The skirt is knitted in the round from the border and up to the waist. The two leaf borders are knitted separately before the main part of the skirt and grafted together to form a circle. The stitches for the main part of the skirt is then picked up from the edge of the leaf borders.
The smaller leaf border is a slightly larger adaptation of a leaf border that is widely known and published, by Barbara Walker among others, and the wider border is a more fully grown version of the smaller one with the leaves being bigger and parallel to each other, specially designed for this skirt.