Harpswell by Jen Lucas

Harpswell

Knitting
July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch knitted in the round with larger needles, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
650 - 2180 yards (594 - 1993 m)
Youth S (Youth M, Youth L, Adult XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Harpswell is knit from the top-down. A casing is worked at the waistband, for elastic to be inserted into when the skirt is finished. The pattern is easy to adjust for length, if desired.

Written Instructions Included for Chart

Sizes
Youth S (Youth M, Youth L, Adult XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements
Waist Circumference (without elastic): 17 (20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)“

Low Hip Circumference (to fit with 5 – 10 inches of positive ease): 20 (23, 26, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68)“

Length (Waist to Hem):
19.5 (20, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25)“

Gauge
20 sts and 32 rounds = 4” in St st on larger needles in the round, blocked

Materials

  • 200 (250, 300, 370, 430, 510, 590, 660, 740, 800, 840, 900) yards of DK-weight yarn in color A
  • 450 (500, 580, 670, 720, 810, 900, 940, 1050, 1140, 1190, 1280) yards of DK-weight yarn in color B
  • US Size 5 (3.75mm), 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US Size 5 (3.75mm), 32” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US Size 4 (3.5mm), 24” circular needles
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Waste yarn
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1-inch, non-roll elastic, cut to waist measurement
  • Large safety pin
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking supplies

Pattern Notes
This skirt is meant to be flowy, like a fallen shawl, with a large amount of positive ease at the hips.

Low hip circumference is measured 7 - 9” below waist.

On the skirt sample shown (Adult Size S), a Done Roving Gradient Transitions yarn was used. The yarn was knit from the outside of the ball for the first ball of yarn used and from the inside out on the second ball used.

Yarn Used for Skirt Shown:

  • 2 skeins of Frolicking Feet DK from Done Roving Yarns, 100% superwash merino, 350 yards/4 oz, in the color Mousey (Color A)
  • 2 balls of Frolicking Feet DK Gradient Transitions from Done Roving Yarns, 100% superwash merino, 500 yards/6 oz, in the color Casco Bay (Color B)