The Lanesplitter skirt by Tina Whitmore is one of the patterns that instructor Brenna has enjoyed knitting and wearing the most. It is an advanced-beginner friendly pattern, only requiring simple increases and decreases (which you can learn in class) and knit and purl. The tricky part lies in getting the sizing and fit right, which you will be guided through so that you can make a perfectly fitted skirt.
The skirt is made on the bias, which keeps it stretchy in all the right ways - it keeps it from curling along the edges as well as keeping the skirt from sagging at the butt. The skirt is worked using two balls of the same self-striping color at a time; one ball is designated A, and the the other is B. You will be alternating two rows of A with two rows of B throughout in a very easy striping sequence.
Length: 2 x 2 hour classes: Lesson 1 goes over measurements, fit, and the techniques involved to make the skirt. Lesson 2 we talk waistbands, seaming, and care instructions.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (use these sizes to estimate yarn required, but pattern is completely size adjustable)
Circumference: 26[28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches
Length: 18[18.5, 19, 19.5, 20, 21, 22, 23] inches
Yarn used for pictured example : Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 110yd/101m per 50g ball]; color: #256; approx. 4[4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9] skeins
You can also alternate between two solid color yarns, OR a solid color as color A but a self-striping yarn like the Noro for color B. Play around with color to suit your style!
Pattern: Please print the free Lanesplitter pattern before class or be prepared to use your phone for the pattern. It can be found here: https://knitty.com/ISSUEff10/PATTlanesplitter.php
Needles: sz 10/6mm 24" circular needle AND sz 8/5mm 24" circular needle. Larger sizes may be more comfortable with a longer needle.
-1 stitch marker
Optional if you desire an elastic waist band. We will discuss waist band options and installation of elastic in class 2:
-Sewing needle and thread
-2" wide elastic band long enough to go around waist.
Class Cancellation Policy:
In order to receive a refund for a class, cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the class starting. NO refunds will be made after the class has begun.
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