Allover lace with a dramatic sloped hem sends the typical country-style tiered skirt packing with this high-fashion piece. Worked in 100% linen in a variation of the feather-and-fan stitch, short rows are incorporated between the tiers to achieve the look. A challenging project to be sure, with stunning results.Skill Level:
High hip measurement 32, 36, 40 (44, 48, 52)" / 81, 91, 102 (112, 122, 132)cmFinished Measurements:
See schematic diagramGauge:
24 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, blocked. 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, after machine washing/drying, blocked. 1 stitch pattern repeat = 1 ½" width x 1 3/4" height after machine washing/drying, blocked. Take time to check gauge.Materials:
- Yarn: Sport weight linen yarn in a solid color; 1620, 1890, 1890 (2160, 2430, 2700) yards / 1481, 1728, 1728 (1975, 2222, 2469) meters. Sample shown in Lofty Fibers Euroflax Sport (100% wet spun linen; 270 yds per 100 gr skein), color #21 Cloud Grey.
- Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm circular 24", 36" and 47"
- 5 stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Spare needle for bind off
- 3/4" wide elastic in length of high-hip measurement
Skirt is worked from the waist down in tiers beginning at the center back waist. After completing the waistline casing which is worked flat then joined, the lace pattern is worked in the round with increases to form the tiers. Short rows within the second tier, worked entirely in-pattern, force the final tier to slope upward at the front and downward at the back. Charts and written instructions are provided to guide you through the wraps and turns of short rows in a lace motif that is patterned on every row with varying stitch counts. Stitch count per repeat is indicated in the written stitch pattern instructions.