Heathery Duo: Skirt
A skirt in cables and lace knit in two panels from the hem to the bottom of the hip yoke, then knit in the round to the waist. Side seams are sewn after completing hip yoke. Size 9 needle is for cast on; body worked in size 7 needles. Lace and cables offered only in charts.
From the pattern description in Interweave Knits, Fall 2004, page 80: “When just a sweater isn’t enough, try adding a knitted skirt for head-to-toe comfort. Mari Lynn Patrick has used a heather yarn in a natural sheep’s brown for a simple pullover and graceful knitted lace skirt to pair with it. The sweater and skirt yoke are worked in a slip-stitch, double-knit technique, which gives the fabric a little extra body. A drawstring around the V-neckline adds a simple decorative detail to the pullover; the drawstring around the skirt’s shaped waist ensures a snug fit.”
Finished Size: 39 (41) inches (99 104 centimeters) hip circumference, measured at beg of hip yoke (about 6 inches 15 centimeters below top of finished waistband) and 32 inches (81.5 centimeters) long.
Yarn: Cascade 220 (100-percent wool; 220 yd 201 m/100 g): #8012, light brown heather, 7 (7) balls for skirt
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24-inch (60-cm) circular. Skirt cast-on -- Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24-inch (60-cm) circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; waste yarn for holding sts; size F/5 crochet hook; markers (m); 1 yd oval elastic for skirt waist; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread for sewing skirt elastic.
Gauge: 21 sts and 33 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) in double-knit k3, p3 rib on size 7 (4.5 mm) needle; to check your row gauge, measure straight up along a single column of knit sts on the RS and count each slip-st V in the column as 2 rows.
Notes from Interweave Knits:
All slipped stitches are slipped as if to pur (pwise) unless otherwise specified.
To check that you are maintaining the double-knit k3, p3 rib and double-knit stitch patterns correctly when the stitch count changes due to shaping, the purl stitches on Row 2 should be the slipped stitches from Row 1. Do not slip any stitch for more than 1 row except where instructed to do so for drawstring casing.
Selvedge stitches are worked as follows: RS rows: K1 at beg of row, sl 1 wyb at end of row; WS rows: P1 at beg of row, sl 1 with yarn in front (wyf) at end of row.
Skirt is worked in two piece from hem to yoke, then in one piece from yoke to waistband.