Asher Skirt Knitting Pattern

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Hello Lovelies!  Its been a minute since I’ve shared a pattern with you — but I think you will be so this latest design — the Asher Skirt!

I’ve had this design written down and all ready to go for the longest time.  When I started working with this yarn from Lion Brand I knew that it was going to be perfect for the skirt.

What I love about this skirt is that it brings the beauty of hand-knit items into your wardrobe in a fun and unique way.  If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I love to integrate hand-knit goods in unexpected ways!

Another thing I love is that this skirt can be styled for all seasons and is easily customizable to any length and size.  I see this skirt working with a cute pair of boots and sweater for fall.  I see it looking wonderful under a jacket with leggings for winter.  And I know it would look amazing with a blouse and sandals or sneakers for spring/summer!

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As mentioned, I absolutely love the yarn I’ve used for this skirt!  It is made using Lion Brand Jeans Yarn in the color Topstitch.  I would also love to see this skirt in Lion Brand Jeans Colors Yarn in the colors Jumpsuit, Corduroy, or Khaki!

Since I made you all wait so long for a new pattern — I’m offering this skirt pattern for free!  To access the free version, keep scrolling below.  If you would like to purchase a printable, ad-free PDF version, CLICK HERE.

Asher Skirt Knitting Pattern

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Asher Skirt

Kaitlin Blasing

 

Pattern Description: This beautiful skirt brings the beauty of hand-knit items into your wardrobe in a fun and unique way.  This skirt can be styled for all seasons and is easily customizable to any length and size.

 

Skill Level: Beginner +

To knit this skirt, you will need to know how to knit, purl, the provisional cast on technique, some simple shaping, and feel confident with keeping track of patterns.

 

Materials:

3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins Lion Brand Jeans Yarn in Top Stitch (note: more balls of yarn will be needed for longer skirts).

Size US 6  29” or longer circular needle

7/8” waistband elastic

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Sewing machine or needle and thread to close waistband elastic

 

Gauge:

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

 

Dimensions:

2XS, (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Hip Measurement:  30.5, (33, 35.5, 38, 42, 46, 51, 54.75).

Finished Length:  16”. You may easily make your skirt longer or shorter depending on your preferences.  If you want to make it a bit longer, be sure to buy an extra ball of yarn.  For skirts much longer, you may need 2 additional balls of yarn.

Help Choosing Size:  Choose a size based on your hip measurement at the point where you want your skirt to sit. From this number, choose a size that is closest to the dimensions for the ‘finished hip measurement’ without going over that measurement.  For example, if your hip measurement is 34” where you want your skirt to sit, you will make a size S.

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis.  When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.  To help keep track of your point in the pattern you may highlight or circle all numbers corresponding to your size before you begin.

 

Abbreviations:

Beg = beginning

BO = bind off

CO = cast on

K = knit

M1R = make one right.  Pick up the bar between the stitch you just knit and the one you are about to knit with your left needle from back to front, knit through the front.

M1L = make one left.  Pick up the bar between the stitch you just knit and the one you are about to knit with your left needle from front to back, knit through the back.

Stst = stockinette stitch

 

Notes: This pattern will be worked in one piece, in the round, starting from the waistband down.

 

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

 

Cast on 168, (182, 196, 210, 231, 252, 280, 301) sts using the provisional cast on method.  Join to work in round.  Place marker to denote beginning/end of each round.

 

Waistband:

Work 2” even in stst.

Now, take your waistband elastic and cut it so that it fits comfortably around your waist where you want the skirt to sit. Sew the waistband elastic closed either with a needle and thread or a sewing machine if you have one.

On the next round, you will work a foldover hem with the waistband elastic in the center of the hem.  To do this, you will lift the first stitch from the provisional cast on around the elastic piece from the back and up onto your left hand needle.  Be sure you are lifting the stitch and putting it on your needle so that the right-side of the work (the smooth knit stitches) are facing you and the purls are in the center of the hem.  Then, you will knit the stitch just lifted from the provisional CO and the next stitch together.  Repeat this for each consecutive stitch until all stitches have been worked.  You will now have your foldover hem!

For help working a foldover you may watch this YouTube tutorial for a double brim (same technique, without elastic): https://youtu.be/Et8gYQtoM_g

 

Body of the Skirt

Row 1:  k 24, ( 26, 28, 30, 33, 36, 40, 43), PM. Rep from * to end of round.

2: *k to M, M1R, SM, sl1, M1L.  Rep from * to end of round.  [182, (196, 210, 224, 245, 266, 294, 315) sts].

3: knit.

4: *k to M, SM, sl1. Rep from * to end of round.

5: knit.

6:  as round 4.

7: knit.

8:  *k to M, M1R, SM sl1.  Rep from * to end of round.  [189, (203, 217, 231, 252, 273, 301, 322) sts].

9: knit.

10: as round 4.

11: knit.

12: as round 4.

13: knit.

14: *k to M, SM, sl1, M1L.  Rep from * to end of round.  [196, (210, 224, 238, 259, 280, 308, 329) sts].

Repeat rounds 3-14 seven more times.  This will create a skirt that is about 16” long. Depending on your preferences, you may repeat rounds 3-14 more/less times to add more/less length to your skirt. Be sure to have extra yarn on hand if you would like your skirt longer.

 

Bottom Hem

On the next row, remove all markers except the marker that denotes beginning/end of rounds.

Work 9 rows in garter stitch.  (Note: since you are working in the round, you will need to knit one round, purl one round).

BO in knit.

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.  To block, soak in warm water and lay flat to dry.  Be sure to straighten the slipped stitch detailing so that it lies in a flat line while drying.

 

Enjoy!

 

For questions, please email kaitlin@originallylovely.com

 

I’d love to see your finished work!  Share on social media using the hashtag #originallylovely or by tagging @originally.lovely on Instagram!

 

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9 Comments

    1. I’m so glad you like it! I definitely think that you will be able to 🙂 its quite easy and a good practice!

  1. Just a quick question: Do you cast on 196 stitches for all sizes? That seems unusual… Otherwise, I can’t wait to knit this skirt!

    1. Hi Charlotte, you cast on 168, (182, 196, 210, 231, 252, 280, 301) sts depending on what size you are making 🙂

  2. Hi! I have a question about measurements since the wording confuses me a little. So, when I wear my skirts, the elastic waistband is around my waist; you say to pick a size based on where we want the skirt to “sit on our hips,” which isn’t where my skirt waistband sits. What I’d like clarification on is, do the measurements above correspond to the size of the skirt’s waistband, or to the size of the area of the skirt that would fall over our hips?

    My waist is 43” and my hips are 56”, so would I be better with an XL (which is my size in similarly-constructed, industrially made skirts) or a 3XL? The skirt starts at the waistband, and 301 stitches seems like it’d be awfully huge on me, especially since the stitch count will increase little by little with the m1s.

    Thank you in advance for your time and assistance!

    1. Hi Erika! The measurements correspond to the waistband of the skirt so if you’d like to wear your skirt higher on your waist, choose a size based off that measurement 🙂 It sounds like an XL will work perfectly

  3. I love this little skirt! How do I get the pattern please? I have not been successful in printing it on my printer. Gab

    1. Hi Gabrielle! Glad you like it! The free version of this pattern is meant to be viewed from the webpage. A printable version is available to purchase in my Etsy Shop

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