Golden Classic Skirt

Golden Classic Skirt

This box-pleated skirt is perfect for transitional weather — it’s knit in the round with a wool/nylon yarn that holds the project’s shape while blocking out chilly winds from passing through the fabric. Borrowing popular design elements from the 50s and 60s, lace inserts give this project a fun, flirty feel that’s fit for spring. You’ll love how comfy and confident you’ll feel donning this essential piece!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Waist Size 25 (28, 31, 35, 39, 43, 46)”

Shown in size 28”

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Lion Brand LB Collection Crepe Twist (88% Wool, 12% Nylon; 112 yards [102 meters]/50 grams): 125 Toast, (5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls.

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular

Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; elastic 1” width measuring 2” less than the waist measurement – 23 (26, 29, 33, 37, 41, 44)”

Special Stitches

Garter St (in the rnd)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up.

The skirt is knit in the round, mostly with stockinette stitch. The pleats are knit with a crossover stitch, and they decrease as you move closer to the waistline. The waist has an elastic insert to ensure perfect fit.

Pattern

CO 328 (344, 352, 368, 376, 384, 392) sts.

Place marker at the beginning of the rnd, k164 (172, 176, 184, 188, 192, 196), place 2nd marker, k to end of rnd.

Work in Garter St for 1”.

Rnd 1: K18 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26), *pm, work Rnd 1 of Chart, pm, k36 (40, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52); rep from * to last 64 (66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72) sts, sm, work Rnd 1 of Chart, sm, k18 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26).
Cont in est patt to Rnd 66 of Chart – 156 (172, 180, 196, 204, 212, 220) sts rem.

Remove markers surrounding the box pleats, leaving only the two markers to mark the beginning and halfway point of the project.

Shape Waist

Sizes 25 (28, 31, 35, 39)”

Rnd 1 (Dec): *K1, k2tog, work in est patt to 3 sts before the next sm, ssk, k1; rep from * to end – 152 (168, 176, 192, 200) sts.

All Sizes

Cont in est patt, rep Rnd 1 (Dec) every 5 rnds until 120 (140, 152, 172, 192, 212, 220) sts rem.

Cont even in patt until piece meas 19” from CO edge.

Waistband

Work in Garter St for 1½”.

Work in St st for 1½”.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Wet block to dimensions and weave in the ends. Steam block the pleats closed.

Cut elastic to 2” smaller than waist and sew ends together. Turn waist casing at turning point, enclose the elastic within the waistband and sew to the inside of the skirt. yarn ball

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