Putting on the Worsted Pleats

Putting On The Worsted Pleats

This skirt is a worsted-weight variation of the Putting of the Pleats skirt (available at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/putting-on-the-pleats). For this version, I used Craftsy’s Cloudborn Highland Worsted yarn at 6 stitches per inch for a firm, but drapy, fabric. Designed to have about 2” (5 cm) negative ease around the waist and hips, this skirt stretches as necessary for a slimming fit. Four darts shape the hips, then purl stitches are added in “gores” between stockinette-stitch “pleats” to provide flare in the lower skirt. Twisted knit stitches are worked at each edge of each pleat to sharpen the boundaries between pleats and gores. The simple bind-off produces slight scallops around the lower edge.