I made this skirt for Elly 2 years ago.
You can tell it has been a long time if you look at the picture of Elly wearing it. She looks like such a baby with all that chub!
Yet, it was only after finding a test knitter last year that I was motivated to complete the pattern.
While visiting the Please Touch Museum with my dear friend and my godson, I took more pictures of Elly in the skirt. My favorite picture was of Elly showing off its twirling abilities while running in circles!
The specs of the skirt:
To fit ages 3 months [12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 4 years, 6 years ] with approximate waist measurements ** [17, 17.25, 17.5, 20, 21] inches / ** [43, 44, 44.5, 51, 53.5] cm
MC: Malabrigo Merino Worsted [Aran-weight, 100% Merino, 210yds/190 m, 3.5oz/100gm skein] color 61 Butter 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 3 skein(s)]
CC: Claudia Hand Painted Bouclé [Bulky weight, 78% Kid Mohair/13% Wool/9% nylon; 432yds/395m, 7oz/200gm skein] color Red Wagon; ½ [½, ½, 1, 1, 1 skein]
US 7/4.5mm 16-inch circular needle
US 8/5.0mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. Length of needle will depend on skirt size selected; also, a longer needle might be desirable for the ruffled skirt hem.
Tapestry, or blunt sewing, needle
Sharp sewing needle and sewing thread
¾-inch wide elastic (for waistband)
Large safety pin
Recommended Skill Level:
Easy (Basic stitches, simple color changes, simple shaping and finishing)