Box-Pleat Skirt by Caddy Melville Ledbetter

Box-Pleat Skirt

Knitting
March 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
865 - 1165 yards (791 - 1065 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)
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Skirt in classic style that looks great worn high on the waist with a short sweater or blouse. Even after lots of sitting, the fabric doesn’t “seat.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizing Information:

  • XS (S, M, L, XL)
  • Finished hem: 49 (53.5, 58, 63, 67.5)“ / 124.5 (136, 147, 160, 171) cm
  • Finished waist: 22 (26.5, 31, 35.5, 40)“ / 56 (67.5, 79, 90.5, 101.5) cm
  • Finished length (including waistband): 20.5 (21, 21.5, 22, 22.5)“ / 52 (53.5, 54.5, 56, 57) cm

Materials:

  • 865 (940, 1015, 1090, 1165) yd / 780 (845, 915, 980, 1050) m (6-7-7-8-8 balls) Classic Elite Classic One Fifty (100% fine merino, each approx. 1 3/4 oz / 50g and 150 yd / 137m), in color 7238 Chestnut (light/double knitting)
  • One pair 4 mm / US 6 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 (1, 1, 1.5, 1.5) yd / .9 (.9, .9, 1.4, 1.4) m Elastic, 1/2” / 13 mm wide
  • 1.5 (2, 2, 2.5, 2.5) yd / 1.4 (1.8, 1.8, 2.3, 2.3) m Ribbon, 5/8” / 16 mm wide