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Lanesplitter Skirt

Knitting
July 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette using Noro Kureyon
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
638 - 1098 yards (583 - 1004 m)
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X]
This pattern is available for free.

Difficulty: Tangy

The Kureyon yarn is heavy enough to make a solid, comfortable skirt that’s going to retain its shape. Diagonal stripes add interest to the shape and being knit on the bias the skirt won’t curl at the edge. Though this version is unlined, it would be easy enough to add a lining if you so wished.

shown in size M, with 2 inches negative ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 26, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 inches
Length: 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20, 21, 22, 23 inches

Note: Choose size with circumference that is 0-6 inches less than hip measurement of wearer, depending on desired fit. Waistband is sized to fit, using elastic. Size of skirt can easily be adjusted; if you are increasing skirt circumference or length, purchase more yarn.

Notions

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle Sewing needle and threadLarge safety pin Waistband elastic, 2 inches wide, long enough to fit around waist

The skirt is worked using two balls of MC at a time; one ball is designated A, and the the other is B. You will be alternating two rows of A with two rows of B throughout. Be sure to start the two balls at different points in the color sequence.
If you end up having only one ball left, work from the inside of the skein for A, and the outside of the skein for B; alternately, the last skein can be wound into two separate balls.