#23 Lace Skirt by Mari Tobita
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#23 Lace Skirt

March 2008
Bergère de France Coton mercerisé
Thread ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in twisted Stockinette stitch using 2 strands of yarn held together and size 5 (3.75mm) needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4326 - 5562 yards (3956 - 5086 m)
Waist 25 (32, 40)"/63.5 (81, 101.5)cm
Errata available: vogueknitting.com

Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008: “An ethereal A-line skirt ringed by a feather-and-fan bottom border, is shaped through subtle increases between the lace repeats. Mari Tobita knit it waist-down--flat for the yoke, circularly for the rest of the skirt--in “Coton Mercerise” by Bergère de France.“

“Lace paneled skirt, worked from the top down, with plain yoke and lower ruffled hem. Sized for Small, Medium/Large and X-Large. Shown in size Small on page 80.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small (Medium/Large, X-Large)
  • Waist 25 (32, 40)“/63.5 (81, 101.5)cm
  • High hip (lower yoke) 37 (42, 50)“/94 (106.5, 127)cm
  • Length 39”/99cm


  • 7 (8, 9) 3½oz/100g balls (each approx 618yd/565m) of Bergère de France Cotton Mercerise (cotton) in #212.311 blanc
  • One size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, 29”/73.5cm long or size to obtain gauge
  • One each size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 32”/80cm and 60”/150cm length or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Five ½“/13mm buttons
  • Five 3/8”/10mm buttons
  • ½yd/0.5m of 7/8”/22mm wide grosgrain ribbon
  • 2yds/1.85m of 5/8”/15mm wide grosgrain ribbon

Additional Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows/rnds = 4”/10cm over lace pat st using 2 strands of yarn held tog and size 6 (4mm) needle