Vintage Child: Accordion by Luise O'Neill
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Vintage Child: Accordion

Knitting
February 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
430 - 600 yards (393 - 549 m)
1-2, 3-4, 5-6
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The Story
Knitted skirts, often with matching tops, were a wardrobe staple for girls in the 1950’s. Inspired by a design in the New Lux Knitting Book (1951), let this quick-knit updated version in a soy/acrylic blend become your little one’s favourite.

Vintage Child: Accordion Skirt
This design features a unique Crossed Yarn-over Long-tail Cast-on which provides a lovely stretchy finish to the bottom hem of this skirt. Full instructions with pictures are included for this technique.

The skirt is knit in the round from hem to waist. The 2 straps are knit separately and have buttonholes knit into each end so the straps are fully removable. When worn, the straps should be crossed at the back. Adding 3 rows of thread elastic in the waist provides added fit.

Photo tutorials are included for the Sewn Bind Off and Crossed Yarn-over Long-tail Cast-on.

Sizing:
1 – 2 (3 – 4, 5 – 6)
Waist: 20 (21, 22)” / 51 (53.5, 56)cm
Skirt Length: 9 (10, 12)” / 23 (25.5, 30)cm

Notions:
Thread elastic for the waist; needle or small crochet hook to insert thread elastic; 4 buttons (if using straps); stitch marker

Skills Required:
Knit, purl, ssk, k2tog, yo, knit in the round, 3-stitch bind-off buttonholes, sew on buttons, insert thread elastic

The pattern includes Vintage Detail tidbits about the original design construction and materials.

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July 2014: pattern has been migrated to the Impeccable Knits label.

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Pattern also available at:
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