Here is the pattern updated to include the larger size:
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 soaker body. The choice to double strand for the first couple rows of the skirty was to add a little detail and fullness, so you can single strand there, too, if you want to. This is more a recipe than a pattern. I have had people just attach the skirty to their favorite longies or shorties by purling a row one to two inches below the waist band and then picking up those stitches like the pattern does to begin the skirty. There are two sizes of the pattern listed. If one of those won't work for you, just remember that your cast on number needs to be a multiple of 4 and then changing the pattern 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 of the soaker if you need extra room.
Note: Yarn amounts for the small size assumes a double stranded soake rand single stranded skirty with DK weight or light worsted weigh yarn. The Large size assumes single stranded with a heavier worsted weight yarn.
Yarn: Small size: 280 yards (125 grams) of DK or light worsted weight wool
Large size: 350 yards (166 grams) of worsted weight wool
Needles: size 4 circular needles (16 inch) AND size 7 circular needles (24 inch)
Gauge: 5 stitches single strand (4.5 sitches per inch double strand) and 6 rows on size 7 = 1 inch
Abbreviations: k = knit p = purl
kfb= knit front and back of stitch
k2tog = knit next two stitches together
pfb= purl front and back of stitch
p2tog=purl two together
DUE TO PEOPLE STEALING AND COPYING THIS PATTERN AND CLAIMING IT AS THEIR OWN, THE PATTERN HAS BEEN MOVED EXCLUSIVELY TO RAVELRY.COM. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girly-girl-skirty-soaker
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 (username: AmyKenagy on Ravelry). Please direct questions regarding the selling of skirty/soakers made from this pattern to the designer. If you love this pattern, please consider making a donation to the March of Dimes in honor of Samuel Hunter Kenagy.