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Pretty In Sparkling Pink Skirt - A Super Cute Shot Skirt For Girls (ages 2-4)

One of my husband's friends has a 2 years-old daughter which I met during a get together party. I told her mom that I will knit her a skirt and I just did. I just finished wrapping it up and ready to send this pink baby out to her.

Description: A cute short skirt for girls age 2-4. The skirt is mainly knitted in stockinette stitch in rounds using circular needle # 6. There are tree parts of the skirt - waistband, the top and the lower parts. An elastic waistband is used to support the waist of the skirt and make it fits better. I used the eyelet method to increase numbers of stitches for the lower portion. I applied a lace diamond border along the lower portion of the skirt. The crochet trim at the bottom is optional.
You can easily make a bigger version of this skirt by using a bigger yarn and a larger needle. Then apply a longer elastic band as needed.

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sparklking pink short skirt

Gauge: 6 sts/8 rows/inch on 4 mm (US # 6) needle

Skill level: Easy-Intermediate
Finished measurement: Waist size = 18” (stretch enough to fit 20”). Length: above knee


1. 2 balls (50 gm/202 yds/185m) Sport weight yarn or fine yarn of your choice ( I used Vanna’s Glamour from Lion Brand Yarn)
2. 16-inch Circular knitting needle size US #6 (4mm)
3. 3/8 inch elastic waist band
4. Stitch marker
5. Row counter
6. Sewing Needle and thread
7. Tapestry needle
8. Crochet hook (4mm) for crochet edging (optional)

Direction For the Sparkling Pink Skirt

Waistband: CO 108 sts. Join them in round and work 2 x 2 ribbing for about 1 inch. Purl one round. (place marker at the beginning of round 2).

Top portion: Knit for 2.5 inches. Purl one round. Then do increasing as follows;
*k 2, yo; repeat from * to end. Knit one round. Purl one round.

Bottom portion: K for 1 inch. Then increase sts evenly to make 168 sts total.

Begin Lace Diamond Border as follows;

1st rnd: *k 1, yo, k3, pass the 3rd st on the right-hand needle over the first 2 sts; rep from * to end.

2nd rnd and every alt rnd: Knit.

3rd rnd: Knit.

5th rnd: K 3, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3.

7th rnd: K 2, *[yo, sl 1, k1, psso] twice, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, [yo, sl 1, k1, psso] twice, k2.

9th rnd: K1, *[yo, sl 1, k1, psso] 3 times, k2; rep from * to lat 7 sts, [yo, sl 1, k1, psso] 3 times, k1.

11th rnd: As 7th rnd.

13th rnd: As 5th rnd.

15th rnd: Knit.

17th rnd: As 1st rnd.

Continue knitting for about an inch less than your desired length then do garter stitch border (k one round, p one round) for 4-6 rnds. End off or continue with crochet edging below.

Crochet edging:

*Ch 2, skip 1, 1 dc into next st, ch 2, slip sts into the next st; rep from * to end.

Assembling the waistband:

Cut 19 inches of elastic band and stitch both ends together to form a ring be careful not twisting it. Turn skirt piece inside out. Fold the top 1/2 inch of the skirt over the elastic band and sew it with tapestry needle. Trim off all loose ends. Block piece if needed.

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