Meet the Maple Seed Skirt

The Maple Seed Skirt is a twirly circle skirt full of ruffles and volume. Worked from the waist down, the skirt starts with a ribbed waistband which transitions into a ruffle made from stockinette, reverse stockinette, and raglan increases leaning the "wrong" way. Both functional as a skirt and fun as a whirling device, the Maple Seed Skirt mimics the whimsical whirligig shape of a helicopter seed.

meet the designer

Bethany Henderson of Fig & Filament

Beth is the fiber designer, registered architect, maker mama, and creative mind behind Fig & Filament. She firmly believes that the creative brain is a muscle that can be targeted and developed like any other, and she’s spent the last decade doing just that, both personally and professionally. She designs crochet and knit patterns for play and every day to support creative imagination in yourself and the folks closest to you.

Fig & Filament

Yarn + Materials

Malabrigo Rios in Siri (Full Skirt): 7 (7, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9) (9, 9, 9) skeins, or approx 1370 (1420, 1470, 1540) (1590, 1630, 1700) (1740, 1820, 1860) yds/1250 (1300, 1340, 1410) (1450, 1490, 1550) (1590, 1660, 1700) m of worsted weight yarn

Note: The Alternate 3/4 Skirt (not pictured) requires about 80% of the yarn listed for the Full Skirt.

Finished Measurements

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10)

a - waistband circumference: 18 (22.0, 25.5, 30.5) (34.5, 37.5, 42.5) (45.0, 51.0, 54.0)"/45 (55, 64, 76) (86, 94, 106) (113, 128, 135) cm waistband

to fit waist 22 (28, 32, 38) (42, 48, 52) (56, 62, 66)"/55 (70, 80, 95) (105, 120, 130) (140, 155, 165) cm

b - length: 27.5 (23.5, 27.5, 28) (27, 26, 26) (27, 26.5, 27.5)"/69 (59, 69, 70) (68, 65, 65) (68, 66, 69) cm from waist to hem, adjustable.

Recommended to be worn with 4-12"/10-30 cm negative ease at waist. If you are between sizes, sizing down is recommended.

Length can be adjusted; this will impact required yarn quantity.

Model with blond hair is wearing a size 3 near the hips with approximately 13.5"/34 cm negative ease. She has a 33" waist circumference and 39" hip circumference. Model with black hair is wearing a size 3 close to the waist with approximately 3.5"/9 cm negative ease. She has a 29" waist circumference and 42" hip circumference.

Resources & Errata

There are currently no tutorials, resources, or errata for the pattern.

All photography of inTANDEM zine designs is from A Day in the Light Photography