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Snapping Turtle Skirt

Knitting Nature
Knitting
June 2006
Aran / Worsted ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
960 - 1920 yards (878 - 1756 m)
To fit hip 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)"
Errata available: abramsbooks.com

Description

p. 30 "Hexagons"


The result is a gentle A-line silhouette with no evident signs of shaping.  If you look at a turtle shell, you'll see that nature has bent and sized its hexagon "scales" to cover the dome of the shell in a very similar manner.

Notes

  • Pattern is available to fit hip sizes from 32-48", length 21 1/2-32 1/2"
  • Notions: 6 stitch markers, one skirt zipper 7-10” (depending on skirt size), one hook and eye closure (optional)
  • Needles: one set of four US 8 (5 mm) dpns, and one 24” or 29” US 8 circular