Picky Pants Knitting Pattern


The Picky Pattern? pants, shorts and capris all begin with the same basics: great sizing, perfect shaping and in-depth, detailed instructions. Add in tons of ready-to-go options and you've got one ideal pattern that can give you dozens of items without going crazy. No calculations for you to do, just pick and choose the options you want and follow the detailed pattern directions for your size. Elastic waistband, capri length with a full-cut bum and some cute ruffles? Long pants with a drawstring ribbed waistband and a babe who doesn't need the extra room for cloth diapers? You can make them with this pattern! Infinite possibilities, in one pattern.

The patterns begins at the cast on, where you choose the waistband option you prefer, then works down to the body shaping (where you have 4 options to provide the perfect fit). Once the body shaping is completed and you approach the base of the crotch, you'll work a gusset to add additional ease of movement. Once the full rise measurement is reached, you will split for the legs, incorporating a portion of the gusset into the legs so that they are roomy for those thunder thighs ;) Do you want pants? Capris? Shorts? Once that decision is made and you've knit the legs; you've now got eleven options for the leg finishing. Even the most picky knitter will find something here!

Supplies needed:

* 2ply/worsted weight wool (see pattern for specific requirements for size and style)

* Size 8(US) 16" circulars and double pointed needles (or 12" circular)

Pattern rating: intermediate

Trying to decide between the Picky Pants and the Original Longies? Here's a breakdown that should help make the decision:

Picky Pants feature:

- traditional "pants" fit; wider/straight legs, roomier thighs

- many more options for customization, with specific details on a dozen leg cuffs, and three waistbands

- specific instructions for length of pants, shorts and capris

The Original Longies feature:

-a snug, legging-like fit through the leg

-specific instructions for feeties, to make them ideal for sleepwear or as stockings

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 18 March, 2007.

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