Alora

Knitting
March 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in diagonal rib stitch in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
667 - 1110 yards (610 - 1015 m)
XS - S - M - L - (1X - 2X - 3X)
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Alora is a very feminine knee length skirt that uses negative ease to create its flattering shape and accentuate your beauty. It’s intended to be worn high at the waist and uses a pretty and simple knit & purl pattern for super relaxing knitting and a stretchy fabric that allows for a very comfortable fit.
Using DK weight yarn will get you the perfect not-too-hot-yet-not-too-cold skirt for in between seasons.

Why not knit something else for a change? I promise you’ll be surprised by how wonderfully warm, beautiful and comfy you’ll feel in this skirt.

Alora can easily be styled up or down. The super elastic bind off at the bottom also allows for a stressful day having to move from A to B and catching your kids in between too.

A knitted skirt may be the one piece that’s missing from your handmade wardrobe.

Feel free to use #Aloraskirt and tag me @thedrizzleofhoney on Instagram!

Construction:
Alora is knitted top down in the round. The waist band is cast on using provisional cast on, folded over in half and the stitches are then knit together with the body stitches to create a tube to fit in the elastic band. The body part of the skirt incorporates increases at the sides towards the hip. Then the skirt is knitted straight to final length. At the bottom a narrow rib hem is added and finished by a super stretchy bind off. Finally, the ealstic is threaded through the waist band and sewn together either by hand or using a sewing machine.

Sizes:
XS - S - M - L - (1X - 2X - 3X)
Finished hip circumference
75-80-90-100-(110-120-125) cm /
30-32-36-40-(44-48-50) inches
Finished length
60 cm / 24 inches
The elastic band is cut to fit at the waist.

Alora is intended to be worn with 10-15 cm/ 4-6 inches of negative ease. Choose a size with a finished hip measurement 10-15 cm/ 4-6 inches less than your actual hip measurement, depending on your preferred fit.
Length can easily be adjusted by simply knitting the skirt longer or shorter.

Sample is size small, worn with 10 cm/ 4 inches of negative ease.

Yarn:
Approx. 610-650-730-815-(890-975-1015)m / 667-710-798-891-(973-1066-1110)yards of DK weight yarn.

Sample is worked in Drops Lima Mix (65% wool, 35% alpaca), 9015 medium gray.

Gauge:
24 sts / 36 rows = 10cm / 4 inches in diagonal rib stitch in the round on 3,5 mm/US 4 needles

Instructions:
The pattern includes written directions as well as both charted and fully written instructions for increase section and main pattern.

Skill level:
Aloras easy knit & purl texture can be worked by knitters of every skill level. Further techniques involved are knitting in the round, m1 increases, provisional cast on, slipping one stitch, k2tog, k2togtbl, p2tog.

Testknitter shelbyrrose27 wrote: “I had a ton of fun making this and creating an outfit (…) I genuinely liked this more than I thought as I’m usually not seen in skirts.”