Autumn's Secret Skirt by Jessica Anderson

Autumn's Secret Skirt

Knitting
July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1126 - 1800 yards (1030 - 1646 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
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Fall(ing) in Love with Color Collection, Piece 1
(Collection will include Skirt, Shawl, Fingerless Mitts, a Bonnet and a bonus (mini) collection! There will be an option to buy the collection as a bundle, and any purchases will be able to be applied to the bundle price)

Fall is in the air and you need the perfect set to swing in to get your Pumpkin Spice Latte. Autumn’s Secret Skirt is the perfect wardrobe piece to carry you from the late days of summer to the early signs of winter. Using a color palette of fall colors from The Fiber Seed, this collection is a wonderful opportunity to play with the colors of fall and work on your knitting skills. This skirt plays with skinny stripes, fast increases and a surprise little secret- pockets! Play with your knitting skills and complete a full fall wardrobe.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished Dimensions
High Waist Measurement: 26 (27.5, 29, 30.5, 32.5, 35, 36.5)” / 66.0 (70.0, 73.5, 77.5, 82.5, 89.0, 92.5) cm Finished Hip Measurement: 37.75 (39.25, 40.75, 43.5, 45.5, 48, 49.5)”/96.0 (99.5, 103.5, 110.5, 115.0, 122.0, 125.5) cm and Length: 21 (22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31)”/53.5 (56.0, 58.5, 63.5, 68.5, 73.5, 78.5) cm

Gauge
22 sts/36 rnds = 4”/10.0 cm in Stockinette Stitch, after washing and blocking
Needles
US 5 ( 3.75) 32”/ 81.5 cm cir , or size needed to obtain gauge. A spare size US 5 (3.75) circular needle, at least 32”/81.5 cm.
Supplies
Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers, one removable stitch marker, 3/4”/2.0 cm elastic 1”/2.5 cm longer than desired waist length, waste yarn for provisional cast on, sewing thread
Yarn
The Fiber Seed Sprout DK, 90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 225 yards /206 m, 105 g/3.70 ounces
MC: Merlot 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins CC- Bluebird 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins 1 skein each in the following Colors: C1- Pumpkin Spice, C2- Goldenrod, C3- Olivine, C4- Deep Purple

Pattern Notes
This skirt is knit in the round from the waist down following a waistband worked from a provisional cast on. After the waist increases are worked, the skirt is then separated to work the front and back flat until the pocket opening has been created. Skinny stripes are worked at intervals of 3.5”.

Photos by Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed, and Tech Editing by Dana Gervais.