Monday, October 18, 2010

Wooly baby pants

A friend of mine asked me to knit her a pair of wooly baby pants. She picked up an example for a pattern for me and I made some modifications to it and this is what I came up with:

Yarn: Novita Wool (150 g = 135 m, 100% wool)
Gauge: 23 st = 10cm
Skeins: 3
Needle: 3mm and 3,5mm

Right leg:
Cast on 52 and divide on smaller (3mm) double ended needles. Work as circular knit. *Knit 1 Purl 1* for 3cm. On the last row add 10 stitches = 62.

Change to size 3.5mm needles and begin the cable pattern as follows: Knit 8s, knit the cable pattern according to the chart, knit 37. Add 1stich at the beginning of 1st and 1 at the end of 4th needle first every 6th row for 4 times, then every 4th row for 8 times = 86 stiches. After knitting 21cm cast off at beginning of 1st needle and end of 4th needle:  1x4, 1x2 and 2x1 every second row = 70 stiches.  
"Cross 3 to right" = Slip 3st on cable needle and hold in back; knit 3; knit 3 from cable needle
"Cross 3 to left" = Slip 3st on cable needle and hold in front; knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle

Left leg:
Knit the left leg as a mirror image to right leg.

Crotch: After finishing both legs take them both on a circular needle = 140s. Continue the cable patterns on the front. When the crotch part is 17cm long, change back to smaller needles, *knit 1 purl 1* for 6cm. Cast off.

Sow the crotch seams. Knit 2 straps: Cast on 9. *K1, P1* for 24cm. Sow on the straps on at the back and attach the poppers on the front side.
Here's the original pattern (in Finnish):  Cabled pants


  1. voi kun on söpöt =)

  2. Pattern is very confusing -- do you use the above cable pattern for six rows and what do you mean by a 4th Needle -- can you help Me~~~~Sandy 1/2/2013

    1. "Cast on 52 and divide on smaller (3mm) double ended needles" = 4th needle is the fourth double pointed needle. Or if working on cable needle just add one at the start and at the end of the increase row.
      The cable pattern has 7 rows in total but the increase rows do not follow the cable pattern.

      Hope this helps, I only translated this from the original pattern with small changes of my own and this is as well as I can explain it.
      If it's too tricky then just don't do it, that's what I'd do :)

  3. How do you do the crotch decreases? I am not using four needles, I am using 3, and what do you mean by "1x4, 1x2 and 2x1 every second row"??