Amelia ~ a wrap top skirt knit
Amelia is a fun, twirly skirt that fits a variety of shapes and sizes. The sides of the skirt are open from the waist on up. To wear the skirt, simply step on in and tie the back section around your waist, then wrap the front section around and tie. Or switch and tie the front section first, it is a matter of preference, creating a different look each way. The finished hem length is also entirely up to you; just stop knitting when your desired length is reached. Remember, this skirt flares, and the longer it gets, the wider it gets, so it can use quite a bit of yarn as the length increases.
This pattern includes 6 patterns, first is a make~your~own pattern, which explains how to make the skirt based on your own measurements, so you can use any size yarn, any gauge, and any stitch you want. The remaining patterns are written for fingering, sport, DK, worsted, and chunky weight yarn, each in the following sizes. Use the measurements below to determine what size to make, using the measurement in inches as the maximum hip measurement for each size. For this skirt, it is more important the hip measurement is correct then the waist.
Size Toddler CH S CH M CH L XS/S M L/XL 2X 3/4X 4/5X
Waist 18 23 26 30 26 38 36 42 46 50
Hip 20 24 28 32 36 40 46 52 56 62
Needle sizes listed are just recommendations, use whatever size is needed to get the correct gauge. When checking gauge make sure to make a swatch that is at least 2” tall. Note that we are only checking the horizontal gauge (sts across).
Fingering: 4” = 28sts, Needle size 2 (2.75mm)
Sport: 4” = 24sts, Needle size 4 (3.5mm)
DK: 4” = 22sts, Needle size 6 (4mm)
Worsted: 4” = 18sts, Needle size 8 (5mm)
Chunky: 4” = 14sts, Needle size 10 (6mm)
16~22” circular needles
34~40” circular needle for larger sizes or longer skirts.
Eight (8) stitch markers, one should be different to mark the beginning of your rounds.
Yarn needle for darning in ends.
Stitches and Skills used:
Prov CO~Provisional Cast On - optional
S~Slip a Stitch
Inc~Increase (instructions with photos included)
Due to the large number of sizes available, the length options, and the many options of yarn weights, yarn estimates are not listed. As always, I do recommend buying more yarn then you think you will need, and keeping the receipt. Most stores that carry yarn are used to customers over buying and then returning the extra. It is a standard practice to assure you do not run out of your yarn and dye lot.
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