Simple Straight Skirt
In 2 gauges, 11 sizes & any length.
This is the first skirt Carol Lansinger designed for us and it has become a favorite. It’s a great way to learn the fundamentals of what makes a knitted skirt work. We like to wear it casually with leggings and boots, or dress it up a little. We show a sporty 16" length and a suit-ier 19" length, but you can make it any length you like.
This skirt is worked waist down from a neat self-finishing elastic waistband that’s knitted in the round. Then we split the skirt into front and back panels that you’ll seam later for a little structure and a nice hang.
LIGHT WORSTED VERSION:
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (220 yds/200m each): 3–5 skeins for 19"/48cm length;
Or 590–930 yds/540–851m of an equivalent 4.5–5 sts = 1"/2.5cm yarn.
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm).
HEAVY WORSTED VERSION:
Jamieson Shetland Heather (100 yds/91m each): 5–8 skeins for 16"/40cm length; Or 470–740 yds/430–677m of an equivalent 4–4.5 sts = 1"/2.5cm yarn.
Needles: US 8 (5mm).