Dirndle Plaid Suspender Skirt


Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/10/do-you-want-some-candy-little-boy.html

Sizes: 12-14-16 (14-16 in parentheses).

Materials: Pauline Denham Nomotta Sport Supra. Contrasting color (C.C.) “A” (yellow) 4 (4-5) 1 oz sks; CC “B” (red) background color 6 (7-8) sks; CC “C” (black) 4 (4-5) sks. No. 5 circular needles (or whatever size necessary to maintain stitch gauge); 7’’ zipper; 3 yards 2’’ grosgrain ribbon.

Gauge: 6 sts = 1’’.

Pattern Stitch: Broken Plaid, Multiple of 8 + 7. Colors A, B and C. Color B is the background color. Row 1: (Right side). With A, knit. Row 2: With A, k 3, insert needle (as if to knit) into next st and wrap yarn 3 times around point of needle, then knit the st (k 1 – 3 wraps); * k 7, k 1 – 3 wraps; repeat from *, end k 3. Row 3: With B, k 3, * sl, 1 with yarn in back, k 3; repeat from * (throughout pattern the extra wraps are dropped from the elongated stitches when these stitches are slipped. Row 4: With B, p 3, * sl 1 with yarn in front, p 3, repeat from *. Row 5: With C k 3 * sl 1 with yarn in back, k 7, repeat from *, end sl 1, k 3. Row 6: With C, k 3, * sl 1 with yarn in front, k 7, repeat from * , end sl 1, k 3. Rows 7 and 8: With B repeat rows 3 and 4. Row 9: With C, knit. Row 10: With C, k 7, * k 1 – 3 wraps, k 7; repeat from *. Rows 11 and 12: With B, repeat rows 3 and 4. Row 13: With A, k 7, * sl 1 with yarn in back, k 7, repeat from *. Row 14: With A, k 7, * sl 1 with yarn in front, k 7, repeat from *. Rows 15 and 16: With B, repeat rows 3 and 4. Repeat rows 1-16.

Skirt: 1 pc (seamed in back). With No. 5 needles, cast on 303 (311-319) sts. Work even in pattern st for 23’’ (or desired length) allowing 1’’ for stretch. Bind off by knitting 3 sts tog across row.

Belt and Suspender: Cast on 13 sts. Work in pattern to fit waistline for belt and over shoulders for suspenders.

Finishing: Block pcs to measurements. Sl st back seam, leaving 7’’ opening for zipper. Work 1 row sc around opening. Sew in zipper. Face belt with 2’’ grosgrain ribbon. Sew on edge of belt over top of skirt, holding to fit and extending 1’’ of belt for underlap. Face suspenders with grosgrain ribbon, attach suspenders to the front of waistband as desired; cross in back and adjust for length and spacing. Sew on hook & eye for belt closing.

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