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jan282013

Sassy secretary skirt

Sizes
XS (S) M (L) XL
Size XS for free this time, the rest can be purchased in our shop

Yarn
Pickles Merino Tweed
400 (400) 500 (500) 600 g

Needles
32” circular needles US 4

Gauge per 4”
Stockinette: 20 s / 32 rows
Cable pattern: 19 s / 29 rows

Measurments, laid flat
Waist: 12.5 (13.5) 15 (17) 19.5” (can be narrowed tightening the elastic band)
Length: about 22.5 (23.5) 24 (25) 26”

Warm, stylish and elegant. This is a classic pencil skirt, the diamond like pattern is easy to knit and really makes the skirt special.

The pattern is written with the use of a cable needle, but using one is not necessary. You will work much faster just stretching the stitch, making it a bit larger and not so likely to unravel, let it go off the needle and leave it either in front or back. Then put it back on the left needle before knitting it. Try it out!

The skirt is worked bottom up.

Cast on 132 s with two strands of yarn.

Initial round: *P2s, K2s, P2s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.
Please note that you have 4 purl stitches following each other as the repetition both start and ends with 2 purl s. (6 s after decreasing)

Round 1: *P1s, M1s, P1s, K2s, P1s, M1s, P1s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

You now have 176 s.

Round 2 and all even rounds: Purl all the purl s, and slip all knit s.

Round 3: *P3s, K2s, P3s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 5: *P2s. Place next s on cable needle at the back of the work. K1s. Ps from cable needle. Place next s on cable needle in front of the work. P1s, Ks from cable needle. P2s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 7: *P1s. Place next s on cable needle at the back of the work. K1s. Ps from cable needle. P2s. Place next s on cable needle in front of the work. P1s, Ks from cable needle. P1s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 9: * Place next s on cable needle at the back of the work. K1s. Ps from cable needle. P4s. Place next s on cable needle in front of the work. P1s, Ks from cable needle.* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 11 og 13: *K1s, P6s, K1s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 15: * Place next s on cable needle in front of the work. P1s, Ks from cable needle. P4s. Place next s on cable needle at the back of the work. K1s. Ps from cable needle.* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 17: * P1s. Place next s on cable needle in front of the work. P1s, Ks from cable needle. P2s. Place next s on cable needle at the back of the work. K1s. Ps from cable needle. P1s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 19: *P2s. Place next s on cable needle in front of the work. P1s, Ks from cable needle. Place next s on cable needle at the back of the work. K1s. Ps from cable needle. P2s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Round 21: P3s *K2s, P3s* Repeat between * and * throughout the round.

Repeat round 2-21 until your piece measures about 20.5”, but end with a round 10 or 20. Knit the next round while decreasing 54 s evenly around = 122 s. Work stockinette for 2”. Purl one round to make a folding edge. Continue in stockinette for another 2” before binding off loosely. Fold and sew the edge with an elastic seam. Thread an elastic band into the loop.