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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pickles Pants

I finished the short pants/capris for Isaiah. I was hoping to have some cute pictures to share of him in his new pants, but the michigan weather turned arctic again and my poor boy has a cold, so that will have to wait. In the mean time, I thought I'd share the pattern. I got the base of the pattern from this blog: Pickles. Using size 8 circular needles, cast on 78 stitches. Join in the round. Knit for 1 1/2 inches and then the next round make the holes for the cord. K 35, K2together, YO, K4, K2together, YO, K3. Then knit another 1/2 inch. Switch colors. At this point I stitched the top to the last row of the first color to make the drawstring top. I used a crochet hook to make the drawstring cord. Knit 10 rounds with the second color and then again with color 1 and again with color 2. The next group will be 10 rows total but after 4 rounds start making the legs. The original pattern said to make extra stitches in the back of the pants. I see the logic, but it just didn't work well for me. The next time I make these I will skip this step. To start the leg holes CO 5 stitches in the front of the pants and in the back. You'll knit on Double Pointed Needles from this point on. I let the stitches for the second leg sit on the circular needles while I worked on the first leg. Continue knitting to make 10 rounds. Switch colors and knit 10 rounds with color 2 and then finish with 10 rounds of color 1. Bind off loosely. Pick up the stitches on the circulars and transfer them to the double pointed needles and continue as the first leg. Sew up the crotch and tuck in all the loose threads. The butt area is nice a roomy and perfect for a cloth diapered bum.
He felt well enough later for a few pictures-