Parka Skirt by Kelly McCraw
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Parka Skirt

May 2013
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a simple wrap skirt, designed to wear over jeans or whatever you’re wearing, and under your not-quite-long-enough winter coat when the winds are howling. Or a cool summer wrap over nothing, depending on your yarn selection.

The skirt is composed of three identical trapezoid-shaped panels, sewn together at the sides. You will create the correct pattern size yourself to fit you – there will be math, but it’s easy, I promise.

Although it’s plain stockinette, it would be easy to switch to a textured stitch pattern, maybe add a cable up the outside edge of the front panel, anything you like.


  • Sample is made from a 2 ply handspun yarn; 80% merino, 20% silk; 698 metres/83g). Rowan Kidsilk Haze could work nicely.
  • Sample used 4 mm needles – you’ll need an appropriate needle size for your yarn
  • tapestry needle for working in ends, sewing side seams and making waistband casing
  • ribbon, tape or i-cord, long enough to go around your waist/hips and tie the skirt closed. Sample uses a 5/8” cotton twill tape.

Gauge will depend on our yarn. Sample gauge is 5 stitches per inch.