In one fell swoop, these adorable pants replace diaper covers, pants, and if you add the optional feeties, socks and shoes are banished too! Designed to be completely seamless for your baby's ultimate comfort, these longies are knit in the round with worsted weigh wool, to keep baby warm (and keep the knitting to a reasonable time frame!) These pants have a legging-style fit, hugging closer to the leg. For a more traditional roomy-leg pants fit, our Picky Pants Pattern would be a better choice.
The pattern includes six sizes, from preemie to toddler to cover your baby from birth to potty learning. With every detail carefully thought out, we explain in depth and vivid color photos how to execute each technique to knit the perfect fitting pants. A size chart, including rise, inseam, waist and suggested weight range is included so there's no guesswork on sizing. Even if you are a relative begninner, this pattern is so thoroughly explained (down to the abbreviations key and pictures in the appendix) that you can easily learn a whole host of new techniques from doing this pattern. As always, tech support is included with the pattern, so if you have any questions you can always contact us.
Included with the pattern is optional colorwork charts if you choose to do colorwork at the ankles, as well as details on how to do bootie feet if you prefer them to the ribbed ankle cuffs.
* 2 ply/heavy worsted weight wool (4 ounces for small and under, 8 ounces for medium and over)
* US Size 7 (4.5mm) 16" circulars and double pointed needles
US Size 5 (3.5mm) 16" circulars and double pointed needles
Pattern rating: adventurous beginner
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
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 18 March, 2007.