Just in time for Spring and Summer, here's a cute and easily knit skirt for girls ages/sizes two to 14. Knit in the round in one piece from the top of the waist down to the ruffle, you can work Bounce in random or even stripes, or in one color only. Come to think of it, you could knit it in a single color and work the ruffle in a contrasting one. The waistband has an elastic band that's sewn in after the fact so the skirt stays put.
One of the great things about this project is that the cotton it calls for is inexpensive, and many knitters have enough leftovers around the house to complete a randomly striped version with no trouble at all.
Bounce is suitable for beginning knitters who can knit and purl in the round, work increases, and if working stripes, changing colors.
Ages 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
Finished Waist Circumference (w/o elastic)
21 (22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29) inches
Approximate Finished Length
11 (13, 14.5, 16.5, 18,19, 20) inches
22 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10 cm)
Approximately 250 (325, 375, 425, 500, 525, 600) total yards of Tahki Cotton Classic (100% cotton; 108 yards/ 50 grams) or Elann Sonata (100% cotton; 115 yards / 50 grams) in one or more colors
- One 20-inch or longer circular needle US Size 6 (4mm)-Change needle size to obtain correct gauge
- Additional needle(s), 20-inch or longer in the same size to accommodate bottom ruffle stitches
- 1/2–Inch elastic, a little longer than the circumference of the waist
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
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