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Shakerag Skirt



This class teaches you how to make a skirt starting from the lace working up to the elastic waistband. It incorporates an elegant lace pattern detail and perfect if you are new to lace. There are newly released bottom options placed in the pattern to choose from besides the lace pattern detail.

Class: Shakerag Skirt
Skills required: 
Long tail cast on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch
You will learn: 
Lace at the bottom of the skirt, creating a nice elastic waistband, selecting the right gauge and needles
and size to fit your body to get the drape you want, knit in round and blocked.
Location: DKA Makers' Lounge
Instructor: Amy 

Supplies Needed for class:
  • Shakerag Skirt Pattern by NellKnits purchase here or we can help you at the shop.
  • DK or Worsted weight that can get you to 22 stitches per inch in the fabric you like.
  • 1-2 inch wide elastic for the waist in length of waist with extra for overlapping
  • Maybe size US4 or 5 in 32” circular needles in size used to get gauge
  • Notions: Hanging row counter to mark BOR or just one BOR, 4 closed markers for shaping. You may want more lightbulb stitch markers or closed markers to mark lace repeats if new to you.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Safety Pin
  • measuring tape (for measuring gauge)
  • Another set of same circular needles to use to try on for length or Barber cords for trying on.


Recommendations for summer weight skirts:
Berroco Remix (Aran weight), Cumulus, Cascade Yarns Sarasota, Cascade Pima Cotton (maybe
hard on hands), Berroco Vintage, Cotton Silk Tweed (possibly held double)

Recommendations for year-long yarn:
LBA Wensley Worsted, Kelbourne Scout, Blue Sky Fibers Sweater Worsted,
The Fibre Co: Light Aranmore, Queensland Worsted, Berroco VintageThe Fibre Co: &Make


Homework to bring to class 1: 
Bring the blocked swatch in the round (not with a lace pattern) to the first class. Swatch to see what fabric you like. Amy’s skirt was 19 stitches per 4 inches knit with Aran weight yarn with a size 5 needle and the pattern calls for 22 stitches per 4 inches in Worsted weight. From your gauge swatch learn how to account for selecting the right size based on the drape you like of your gauge. We swatch to get the fabric we want.

Here’s a good video showing how to knit in the round (both continental and English styles)


Class 1

Measure blocked swatch and figure out what needle size and size of pattern you will use. Bring your hip measurement and waist measurement or we can measure. Start skirt and begin lace.

Class 2
Continue lace and begin decreases. Amy will explain the optional German Short Rows and demonstrate if you want to add to your own skirt. And she will explain the fold line and the inside flap that is created and how to bind off loosely either in stockinette or in the K1P1 pattern.

Class 3
For the last class you will learn how to place the elastic inside the casing and sew down the flap. 

Students are given a 10% discount for supplies needed for class and any purchases at the shop during class days, excluding sale items, gift cards, classes, and events.

*Please register early. Classes with less than three registrations will be canceled 72 hours before the start date, and participants will be given a full refund. Student cancellations may be made up to 48 hours before the first class. No refunds for cancellations will be made within 48 hours of class.*

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