I would love to make this skirt for my neice:Hip In Hemp from Knitty.
Thing is, the smallest size is 8 and she’s all of two years old (almost…give her a few weeks and she will be).
First off, the pattern may be a bit overwhelming so I would change the stripes to thinner ones (maybe 2 rows instead of 4). Then change the way it is put on and flip the casing around so a ribbon or drawstring can be used instead of elastic so that there’s more room for growth.
But I’m not really getting how I can resize it that much. I can’t tell where the repeats are, so I can’t tell how many stitches to one pattern repeat. Is it 17 like this part of the pattern mentions:
[B]Set-up Round[/B]: Using US #5/3.75mm needle, [k17, place marker] to end. Including end-of-round marker, 9[10, 10, 11, 13, 15] markers in place.
Also, would a regular hemp yarn work as a substitute? I was thinking of trying Elann’s Canapone but maybe it will be too rough for a little one?