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Maya Skirt

Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
One size only - to fit a ~90-92cm hip.
This pattern is available for free.

~ Errata ~ it has come to my attention that there is a mistake in the instructions for the back shaping. The first line should read: “Knit in pattern up to row 14 of chart B. Work row 14 in pattern…”. The first line of the next paragraph should read: “Knit in pattern up to row 28 of chart B. Work row 28 in pattern…”


My first attempt at designing my own garment resulted in this mini skirt: knitted sideways in one piece and shaped with short rows.

As an exercise in pattern writing, I turned my project notes into a more-or-less formal pattern. It’s presented strictly as-is, in just the one-size-fits-Carmine. An experienced knitter should be able to adapt it to other sizes.

The name of this skirt was inspired by a few lines from Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise. Look it up if you have a chance, it’s beautiful.