… golfjes a skirt …

Are you – like me – always tempted when you see these gorgeous colors all together in one multicolored skein ?

I love them and I can’t keep myself from buying them. I have a lot of those single, unique skeins … but what to make out of them ?

But I don’t like how they look knitted up and I certainly don’t like the pooling in most cases. Trying to find something easy that would break up the pooling, I came up with this simple stitch pattern. It is really, really simple even if it looks very complicated. stitch pattrn golfjes

The multicolored skein in the sample above is Wollmeise twin (birkenrinde: black and white with a pink shine). Some random 2 round-stripes (black) and 1-round-stripes (orange) are added to let the stitch pattern swing.

It is ideal to work with multicolored skeins, but would also look great in solid colors.

2014-10-22-1826And I made a skirt with this stitch pattern !!!

skirt 1

Golfjes – a skirt is worked top down, seamlessly in the round. It starts with a provisional cast on to make the best use of your special skein. Because the waistband is added at the end you can adjust its size easily and also decide on the colors later. You can make the skirt as long or short as you want. It is randomly striped so you will need at least 2 colors or as many as you like.

The stitch pattern is charted and written. The written instructions are right next to the charts.

The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but a ‘recipe’ is included for other sizes or other yarn weights with a different gauge

What you’ll need
Yardage depends on length of skirt.
As pictured (± 44 cm / 17.25”): total yardage
± 650, 700, 750, 850, 950, 1050m
(700, 770, 820, 930, 1050, 1150 yards) of fingering / 4 ply

3 mm (US 2 1/2) circular needle
2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) circular needle crochet hook for the provisional cast-on
elastic band
tapestry needle
11 markers for the smaller sizes, 12 markers for the larger sizes

Gauge
29 sts in pattern with the larger needle = 10 cm (4”)

A big thanks to all the testers who made their skirt in something very special. Go check them out for inspiration here.

And the stitch pattern also looks good in a cowl 😉

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