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Emma's Lace Skirt

Knitting
November 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
650 - 685 yards (594 - 626 m)
24 (251⁄2, 281⁄4, 311⁄4, 323⁄4, 341⁄4, 351⁄2)" waist circumfer- ence, 351⁄2 (351⁄2, 351⁄2, 441⁄2, 441⁄2, 441⁄2, 441⁄2)" hip circumference,

This skirt is constructed from four identical trapezoid-shaped panels that are worked from the bottom up and then sewn together. The lace hem has a looser gauge than the stockinette fabric in the upper part of the skirt to provide subtle flair at the lower edge. The ribbon drawstring is inserted through eyelet holes in the waistband casing.

FINISHED SIZE 24 (251⁄2, 281⁄4, 311⁄4, 323⁄4, 341⁄4, 351⁄2)” waist circumfer- ence, 351⁄2 (351⁄2, 351⁄2, 441⁄2, 441⁄2, 441⁄2, 441⁄2)” hip circumference, and 201⁄4” long from base of waistband to lower edge for all sizes. Skirt shown measures 251⁄2” at waist.
YARN Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen (35% linen, 35% wool, 30% alpaca;
137 yd 125 m/13⁄4 oz 50 g): #2237 celadon, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins.
NEEDLES Lace hem—size 6 (4 mm): 32” circular (cir); St st body—size 5 (3.75 mm): straight; waistband—size 3 (3.5 mm): 32” cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); size G/6
(4 mm) crochet hook for CO; tapestry needle; waste yarn for stitch hold-
ers; 11⁄2 yd of 1⁄2” to 1” wide ribbon for drawstring.
GAUGE 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in patt from Lace Border chart on largest needle; 22 sts and 29 rows = 4” in St st on middle-size needles.