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Amaranthus skirt

Knitting
March 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4800 - 6400 yards (4389 - 5852 m)
XS-S, (M-L, 1X-2X, 3X) (Shown in size XS-S)
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Amaranthus is a romantic handkerchief point skirt made of two layers—an overlay of lace and an underskirt of stockinette with a lace border. The skirt is designed to sit on the hip bones, and the stockinette skirt hangs below the lace one to reveal the contrast color.

SIZE
XS-S, (M-L, 1X-2X, 3X) (Shown in size XS-S)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
High hip: 30 ½ (39 ¼, 48, 56 ¾)” / 77.5 (99.5, 122, 144) cm
Length: 22 (24, 25, 25)” / 56 (61, 65, 65) cm (average – due to points)

YARN
MC: 3 (3, 4, 4) balls Juniper Moon Farm Findley in color #24 Snowy Skies
CC: 3 (3, 4, 4) balls Juniper Moon Farm Findley Dappled in color #117 Bougainvillea

NEEDLES
US #3 (3.25 mm) 36” (90 cm) circular needle
US #3 (3.25 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle
US #4 (3.5 mm) double-point needles
US #4 (3.5 mm) 36” (90 cm) circular needle
US #4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle
or sizes used to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, approx 30 ½ (39 ¼, 48, 56 ¾)” / 77.5 (99.5, 122, 144) cm of 1” / 2.5 cm wide elastic

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st in the round using larger needles.
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern using smaller needles.

Note: Although gauge is given for 4” / 10 cm, we advise you to make a much larger gauge swatch and measure at varying places within the swatch. This is a large garment and any slight variations in gauge will be greatly magnified.