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Hey Mickey

Knitting
January 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
girl's 3 (pink), 4 (green and purple)
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This is a formula pattern for a pleated skirt for children or adults that is knit side to side and utilizes short row shaping. It can be knit to accommodate all sizes and offers many design options.

Yarn choice:
It requires (but is not limited to) worsted weight yarns.
Regardless of the weight of yarn you use it is advisable to use
needles which are 1 or 2 sizes smaller than the size recommended on the ball band. This will yield a firmer fabric, which will be more durable and less inclined to droop.

For a short child’s skirt, a pair of straight needles will suffice, but if you are knitting a longer skirt (such as an adult skirt), you may prefer to use a longer circular needle.

Gauge:
Your gauge will depend on the yarn and needles you choose. It is absolutely essential to work a gauge swatch and take an accurate gauge measurement, as your stitch gauge per inch is an important variable in the pattern formula

This is a formula pattern, which means that you are asked to provide several numbers and perform a few basic calculations, which will give you the numbers required for the pattern. Print the pattern out, fill in the spaces with the necessary numbers, and your pattern will be ready to use.

Design Options:
There are many finishing options for Hey Mickey. Pretty ribbon laced through eyelets makes a comfortable drawstring waist perfecct for babies and toddlers. An elastic waistband accommodates the more active set, and belt loops satisfy any fashionistas need for style.

In a cotton blend for summertime it would be great over a swimsuit as a flirty little cover-up or with a tank and a pair of flip-flops.

It would also be very easy to do in scrappy vertical stripes by changing yarn every row which is also a great way to use up odds and ends from your stash.

The two-tone cheerleader version can be made using one MC and as many CCs as you’d like. Just keep track of how often you repeat which colors.