Fairy Dust by Monika Sirna

Fairy Dust

March 2012
Lace ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette st on bigger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 1250 yards (411 - 1143 m)
3m to 12 years; 18" - 26" waist.
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Fairies, princesses, ballerinas, there is always magic in the air with little girls. Perpetually dancing, twirling and dressing up, here is the first skirt of my fairy skirt series What Dreams Are Made Of.
Using lace mohair in an airy gauge, the skirt is going to be light, fluffy and beautiful. However, if you prefer a polished, soft and silky look, you may want to choose a merino or silk/merino blend in fingering or lace weight.
And of course, there are options for sparkles! By choosing a yarn with metallic thread or sequins, or by adding beads while knitting, you will add the right touch to the magic!

The pattern include:

  • tips on knitting with mohair
  • tips on knitting with beads
  • suggestions to customize the skirt (e.g add flair,…)
  • several hem options
  • waist shaping (optional)

Skill level:
The pattern is detailed enough to be adventurous beginner friendly, and at the some time interesting enough to capture attention of a more advanced knitter as well

Sizes (based on waist measurement):
baby (3m-12m): 18-20” / 46-51 cm
toddler (18m-4T):20-22” / 51-56 cm
child (5-8): 22-24” / 56-61 cm
tween (9-12): 24-26” / 61-66 cm

19-20 sts on US#6 / 4 mm needles

baby: 450-620 yds
toddler: 570-950 yds
child: 900-1200 yds
tween: 1100-1400 yds
Note: the higher number refers to skirt with added flare and ruffled hem.

3/4” elastic, 10-40g of glass beads size 6/0 “E” (4mm diameter), small crochet hook, 3/4 to 5/8” satin ribbon

Printing note: Please, read the pattern before printing to save on ink and paper. There is a chance you don’t need to print everything.