Tower of Strength Skirt by Jimenez Joseph

Tower of Strength Skirt

April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in pattern on 4mm (US 6) Needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
850 - 1890 yards (777 - 1728 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1XL
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Tower of Strength
A cute skirt using a 3-colour combination of stranded knitting. It is knitted in the round from the top-down, so you can work it to your desired length. Mix & match colours to create your own piece of originality.

This skirt is designed to fit close against the body and the waistband sits just above the high hip - about 7” (17.75cm) above full hip. The waistband is supported by a thin elastic cord that is woven into stitches using a yarn needle.

The colours are worked 2 strands at a time (like Fair Isle), stacking up in a comb-like formation. The nature of stranded knitting creates a thick and firm fabric and with some yarns can also allow for tremendous elasticity.

Yarn amount
To help you choose the right amount of yarn for your skirt, a maximum length has been given - Please see last picture for sizing chart.

Materials & Tools
• 1 yard / metre of thin elastic cord for waistband.
• US 6 (4mm) 32” (80cm) long circular needles (or size required to get gauge).
• US 5 (3.5mm) 32” (80cm) long circular needles.
• US 2.5 (3mm) 32” (80cm) long circular needles.
• 4 Stitch markers (1 in a different colour), Measuring tape and Yarn needle.

Featured Yellow Sample
Colour 1: Grey, Colour 2: yellow and Colour 3: cream – Size: Small – 16.5” (41cm) in length.