Skirtsicle by Katherine Vaughan


September 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern 1 after washing
US 6 - 4.0 mm
285 - 475 yards (261 - 434 m)
Girls 2 (4, 6, 8)
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In the summer, particularly in the American South, it is (to paraphrase Robin Williams) hot. Darned hot. But who’s to tell a little girl that she can’t run around in the muggy, buggy, sunny afternoon? And further, that she can’t do it while wearing something pretty and pink?

This skirt was born of a desire to have a workhorse garment that was highly washable, durable, not expensive to make, and simple to knit. It’s the kind of thing you won’t feel bad about knitting every year after the annual growth spurt. The natural striping of the yarn means you don’t need much in the way of a stitch pattern – just the little detail of garter stitch pinstripes that “melt” into a picot bindoff. It’s like a popsicle and a skirt at the same time – the perfect summer combo!“

This pattern is an update of the original MagKnits version, including two new options for the waistband and clarification of language. Also, cute photos!

Sizes: Girl 2 (4, 6, 8)
Waist circumference (adjustable with elastic): 18 (20, 22, 24)“ 48 (53, 58, 63) cm
Length: 8 (10, 12, 14)” 20 (25, 30, 35) cm

Note: Pattern has been completely tech edited, and any errors from the published version have been corrected as of summer 2009.