Gaia Skirt knitting pattern
Gaia Skirt is worked sideways using short row shaping to create the flare of the skirt. The blackberry stitch border finishes the skirt off beautifully. The cable waistband is knitted seperately and attached at the end. The bow of the waistband can be worn to the front or back, as you prefer. The skirt is knitted flat and worked sideways making it possible to adjust the size perfectly. The PDF download contains complete written instructions and a schematic with measurements.
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 52cm/21″ waist (9 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 62cm/24″ waist (10 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 72cm/28″ waist (11 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 82cm/32″waist (12 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 92cm/36″ waist (13 balls of yarn)
Yarn details: Sports/DK weight. Original sample is knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs Fine yarn, 100% alpaca, 116m/50g.
Tension: 20 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm square over Garter Stitch using 4mm needles.
Needles: 4mm straight needles.
Notions: 4mm cable needles, darning needle.
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.