golfjes a skirt by alfa knits
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golfjes a skirt

Knitting
December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
711 - 1148 yards (650 - 1050 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL finished measurements (hip): 33, 35, 37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 52 ” (84, 89, 96, 106, 116, 132 cm)
This pattern is available for €5.60 EUR buy it now

I love the look of those gorgeous multicolored skeins and I can’t keep myself from buying them. I have a lot of them … in all these years. But I don’t like how they look knitted up and I certainly don’t like the pooling in most cases. Trying to find something easy that would break up the pooling, I came up with this simple stitch pattern. It is ideal to work with multicolored skeins, but would also look great in solid colors.

Golfjes - a skirt is worked top down, seamlessly in the round. It starts with a provisional cast on to make the best use of your special skein. Because the waistband is added at the end you can adjust its size easily and also decide on the colors later. You can make the skirt as long or short as you want. It is randomly striped so you will need at least 2 colors or as many as you like.

The stitch pattern is charted and written. The written instructions are right next to the charts.

The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but a ‘recipe’ is included for other sizes or other yarn weights with a different gauge

What you’ll need
Yardage depends on length of skirt.
As pictured (± 44 cm / 17.25”): total yardage
± 650, 700, 750, 850, 950, 1050m
(700, 770, 820, 930, 1050, 1150 yards) of fingering / 4 ply

3 mm (US 2 1/2) circular needle
2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) circular needle crochet hook for the provisional cast-on
elastic band
tapestry needle
11 markers for the smaller sizes, 12 markers for the larger sizes

Gauge
29 sts in pattern with the larger needle = 10 cm (4”)

A big thanks to all the testers who made their skirt in something very special. Go check them out for inspiration. And the stitch pattern also looks good in a cowl ;-)