Throwback Thursday: Sun Kissed Skirt

Date: 4th August 2016 | Category: TBT


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Throwback Thursday!

This week we're throwing back to issue 31 and the Simone Francis's sweet Sun Kissed Skirt.

Why we love it: It's such a versatile piece, that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. It's also such an easy piece to customise and could be made into a fabulous maxi skirt or a daring mini!

Staff Tip
As the skirt gets longer, rest it on your knee so as not to stretch the lace pattern. You can easily adjust the length by trying on the skirt as you go.

Sun Kissed Skirt by Simone Francis


Issue 31

Simone says: ‘Inspired by the beautiful lace garments on the catwalks and thinking of summer sun and sandy beaches – this lovely skirt can be worn for day with a slip or sheer for evening.’

Difficulty: Intermediate

Yarns Used

Sirday Snuggly Baby Bamboo • 80% Bamboo Sourced Viscose, 20% Wool • 50g/ 95m /104yd • 11 WPI
Colour: Shade 157 Quality 071 Yellow

Yarn Review
Simone says: ‘This yarn feels lovely and soft, each stitch forms nicely and I like the fact that I can crochet fast with it! The colour is intense and the choice of shades very good.’

Yarn Alternatives
SAVE • Stylecraft Baby Stardust
SPEND • King Cole Galaxy DK
SPOIL YOURSELF • King Cole Cotton Soft DK

Tension
Work 4 pattern shells and 8 rows to measure 10x10cm/4x4in using 4mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.

Notions
4.00mm hook or size necessary to obtain tension
5.00mm hook or 1 mm size larger than smaller hook
3 small buttons
Yarn needle

Designer Biography
Simone is a mother of two boys and has always loved to design and make her own clothes. Since discovering crochet two years ago, she says she finds it hard to put the hook down!
www.etsy.com/SimoneFrancis


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