Sundance Square Pencil Skirt by Sarah Wilson

Sundance Square Pencil Skirt

by Sarah Wilson
April 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
810 - 1150 yards (741 - 1052 m)
20¼ (22, 25, 28½, 31¾ ) inch waist
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I called Fort Worth home for almost 20 years; in the heart of downtown is a 35-block entertainment district home to skyscrapers, exciting nightclubs, elite restaurants, and one of the world’s top ten performance halls. Sundance Square holds a special place in my heart as I made many memories within these streets, including my first kiss. The street style is chic and Texas, with plenty of day-to-evening looks and exclusive labels mixed in with the big hair and genuinely dusty boots. Here, I’ve created a fitted yet comfortable pencil skirt worked from the top down in one nearly seamless piece, with clever shaping at the back of the skirt and knitted-in casings that create a ruched effect when laced with a length of I-cord. Wear it to the office in the morning, then cinch it up a little higher for your night on the town! Note that this skirt is meant to have quite a bit of negative ease, so don’t be put off by the tiny finished measurements!

20 1/4 (22, 25, 28½, 31 3/4) inch waist circumference, 20 3/4 inches long. Meant to be worn with 5-6 inches of negative ease.


  • S. Charles Collezione Eclipse (92% cotton, 4% nylon, 4% polyester; 162 yd 148 m/50 g); #07 sandstone, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) balls
  • Size 4/3.5 mm 24” circular needle and 2 double-pointed needles
  • Spare 24” cir needle in same size or smaller
  • Markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle
  • Waste yarn
  • 24 (26, 30, 34, 38)“ of 2” wide white elastic
  • White thread
  • Sewing needle or sewing machine
  • Scissors

23 sts/36 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette

Looking for a bigger size range? Worked at a gauge of 21 sts/32 rounds, the sizes expand to 24 (26, 30, 34, 38) inches at the waist. Remember to leave yourself at least a couple of inches of negative ease!