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gypsy petticoat

Knitting
July 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
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i was inspired by a vintage petticoat i found at a charity shop in london. (if you want to take a peek at it, im actually wearing the original in the woodland hoodlet photo shoot.)

i used rowan revive which is made of recycled clothing! i loved the meshy feel and knitted it on large needles so it has lots of swing and a nice loose drape.

the ruffles are knitted separately and then whipstitched on. it works great as a swimsuit cover-up too!

ps. a few people were wondering about shaping.. i opted for a straight back. it isnt really supposed to wrap completely around you like a coat…. it kind of just dusts your back and sides for a bit of added flounce and flair! ♥

ps. the gypsy petticoat can be worn with or without antlers.

pps. the additional photos are from knitscene magazine where this petticoat was featured in the fall 2012 issue. :)

sizes:
XS, S, M, L, XL
Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)” bust circumference; shown in size 32-34”
Yarn Rowan Purelife Revive (36% recycled silk, 36% recycled cotton, 28% recycled viscose; 137 yd 125 m/50 g):
#461 pumice (MC), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins white
#463 pink granite (CC1), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins red/pink
#472 loam (CC2), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins purple
#465 rock (CC3), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins tan
#462 basalt (CC4), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins brown