Little Eavan by Monika Sirna

Little Eavan

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Chevron Lace on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 1100 yards (411 - 1006 m)
18 months - 14 years old
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Ask your little girl what her favorite piece of clothing is. More likely than not her answer will be that it is a dress or a skirt, and she may also add the word ‘fancy’ to her description.

Little Eavan is a gathered skirt worked in timeles chevron, creating a statement piece suitable for any special occasion in your life.

Inspired by my little ones and their love for dreaming about dancing, twirling and royal balls, Little Eavan is part three of my lacy skirt series Girly World.

Please note, an underskirt is necessary for this skirt. Little Eavan skirt can be worn over a store bought skirt, petticoat or tutu skirt. There is also the option to knit an underskirt layer in a contrasting color.

Loving the lace? Check out the Glamour Loop and Glamour Stole!


18-24m (2-3T, 4-5T, 6, 7-8){9-10, 11-12, 13-14}

Red sample shown in Size 4-5, wearing by 6 year old.
Purple sample shown in Size 13-14 worn by 10 yo, who usually wears Size 11-12.

20.25 (21.75, 23.25, 24.75, 24.75){26.25, 27.75, 29} ”
51.5 (55.5, 59, 63, 63){66.5, 70.5, 73.5} cm

The pattern is suitable for lace or fingering weight merino yarn blends with high twist in solid or semisolid colors.
Samples shown in Everlasting Sock by Dream in Color, Angel colorway and Dia Sock by Colour Adventures, Sour Cherry colorway.

The Chevron Lace Skirt:
450 (510, 580, 680, 760){840, 960, 1100} yds
410 (470, 530, 620, 700){770, 880, 1010} m

Optional Underskirt Layer:
390 (450, 530, 640, 720){810, 930, 1100} yds
360 (410, 480, 590, 660){740, 850, 1010} m

16 sts and 23 rnds to 4” (10 cm) in Chevron Lace st on larger needles.

Additional gauge:
22 sts & 28 rnds in St st on larger needles.

Skill level:
3 (1-easy, 5 difficult)
Suitable for intermediate skill level knitters. The pattern is detailed enough for everyone who would like to learn and try new techniques.

1” (2.5 cm) wide non-roll elastic, st marker to mark BOR, removable st marker, optional st markers to mark rep, scrap yarn, safety pin, darning needle, blocking wires and/or pins.

Pattern includes:

  • written and charted instructions
  • optional underskirt layer
  • tips for beginners, tips for advanced knitters
  • detailed instructions of techniques used
  • tips on gauge, choosing and adjusting size, customize length, fixing mistakes, blocking.

Printing note:
Please read the pattern before printing. There is a chance you won’t need to print every page.