Saturday, May 2, 2009

Girly-girl skirty soaker

Girly-girl skirty soaker
By Amy Kenagy

This pattern was one of those fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants patterns. The yarn I used was considered DK weight, though I found it to be slightly thicker than that. On the soaker part of the pattern and for the first couple of rows of the skirty I double stranded, which made my gauge differ on the skirt versus the body. The choice to double strand for the first couple rows of the skirty was to add a little detail, so you can single strand there, too, if you want to. This pattern makes a size small but can easily be modified simply by making your cast on number a multiple of 4 and then changing the patterns where needed to make the skirty pleats and the weird ribbed pattern at the top work out. I did not add short rows but feel free to add them to the back if you need extra room.

Yarn: for a small size: 280 yards (125 grams) of DK or light worsted weight wool

Needles: size 4 circular needles (16 inch) AND size 7 circular needles (24 inch)

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch single strand (4.5 sitches per inch double strand) and 6 rows per inch on size 7
Abbreviations: k = knit p = purl k2tog = knit next two stitches together
p2tog=purl two together
kfb= knit front and back of stitch pfb= purl front and back of stitch


I am sorry to have to do this, but unfortunately, people are dishonest and while I can't prevent people from stealing it from Ravelry and doing the same thing, there is at least a way to track who is using and downloading the file. Just because this pattern is available for FREE does not give someone the right to republish it elsewhere. Thanks for understanding and please come to Ravelry (it's FREE!) and check it out! Thanks so much!

This pattern was designed by Amy Kenagy. Please direct questions regarding the selling of skirty/soakers made from this pattern to the designer. If you love this pattern, please make a donation to the March of Dimes in honor of Samuel Hunter Kenagy.