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Emily Prefers to Flounce

Sunset Cat Designs
The Sanguine Gryphon
Knitting
September 2010
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL); Low Waist 24(28, 32, 36, 40, 44)” (61(71,81.25,91.5,101.5,111.75)cm) Hip 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” (86.5(76.25, 96.5, 106.75, 117, 127)cm) Length 21.5(21.5, 22, 22, 22.5, 22.5)” (54.5(54.5, 56, 56, 57,57)cm)
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No-nonsense Emily is always ready for Adventure and Mayhem. But she has a soft side that she lets peek out, too.

This skirt is worked bottom up, in the round, initially utilizing a modified intarsia in the round technique before transitioning to traditional in-the-round construction.

The lace underlayer is worked separately but is then layered & joined to the main skirt.The four lace inset panels (two in front, two in back) are worked as intarsia.The waist band is hemmed, using an inner layer of Gaia to decrease bulkiness.

Buttons extend from top of each inset panel to waist for the front, and at the intersection of the inset panel and main body of the skirt in the back. The main fabric of the skirt is densely knit Stockinette stitch in DK weight Traveller yarn.

Yarn
The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Gaia Lace’, 1.9 oz/ 400 yd, 45% cashmere/55% silk, (1(1,2,2,2,2) skeins, Cornflower.

The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Traveller’, 4 oz/280 yd, 100% Merino, (3(4, 4, 5, 5, 6)) skeins, Ipswich.

Notions
Buttons (10x ¾” buttons)
Stitch Markers (6)
Tapestry Needle
¾” elastic for waistband, 1”/2.5cm less than finished waist circumference.
Sewing needle.
Thread.

Gauge
In St st in Traveller using US 2.5/ 3mm needles, 26 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10cm).
In St st in Traveller using US 4/ 3.5mm needles, 24 sts and 32 rows =4” (10 cm).
Eyelet cable repeat (blocked) in Gaia using US 2.5/ 3mm needles: .75”(2cm) wide by .75”(2cm) tall.
Open leaf repeat (blocked) in Gaia using US 2.5/ 3mm needles: 1.25”(3cm) wide by 1”(2.5cm) tall.
In St st with Gaia held doubled, using US 2.5/ 3mm needles, 26 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm).

Skills needed: Knitting in the round, familiarity with intarsia, lace. A sense of adventure and daring.

ERRATA:

  • On page 4, under the Join Flounce section, the 4th paragraph should begin: Rnd 9, and all subsequent odd rows (RS)…

  • On page 2, the Eyelet Chart, R25 should read: K2, p5, k1 4 times, p5, k2.

  • The Eyelet Chart is mislabeled as Flounce Chart. The chart itself is correct, but the written directions include an erroneous Row 1. Work should actually begin on what is called R2 in the written directions, and it is an RS row.

The currently available version of the pattern includes the above corrections.


Openwork Leaf Pattern: Round 2 should be yo, k2, sl1k2togpsso, k2, yo, k1.


Under Hip/Waist shaping:

Should read:

Decrease rnd: Work in pattern to 3 sts before 1st Gaia
Lace marker. SSK, k1, SM, work in pattern to next Gaia
Lace marker, SM, work 3 sts in pattern, k1, k2tog. Rep for back of skirt.


Do note that after you finish the lace sections and start working ribbing at those locations, the pattern states to continue the rest in pattern; this includes the side ribbing.