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« on: January 11, 2004 08:28:10 PM »

I just registered for craftsters and must say I'm very excited about it....so I just started knitting my first pair of socks, and my boyfriend has become quite fascinated with the whole prosess. So we were talking about all the different things i could knit, and somehow the topic of a knit pair of pants came up. I'm not talking like fancy dress pant "knit" but like handknit, maybe with chunky wool...Has anyone EVER heard/seen this done? I'm not good enough to make my own pattern yet, so I was hoping someone else might have already done it! Thanks!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2004 12:23:47 AM »

Isn't crafster the best?  Grin

I've had a drawing of a pair of chunky knitted "yoga" style pants in my "things I gotta try knitting" notebook, for quite sometime.. So it's good to know I'm not the only person thinking of knitted pants!  Grin I'd imagine that they would be super comfy.

I don't recall ever seeing an adult sized knitted pants pattern... In my brain I would assume the pants could be knitted in two pieces (with proper shaping of course), each piece could be folded in half, sew the leg seam on each piece, then have the seams of the two pieces connected at the waist/back of the pants...

You said "I'm not good enough to make my own pattern yet", but you could always give it a try  Wink- Sometimes when I have questions on how I should shape a knitted item, I look at a sewing pattern to see how a particular garment is shaped...

but yea, knitted pants would rock.. Maybe another gal (or guy) here has some ideas for our pants journey?


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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2004 05:59:17 AM »

Some obvious advice that I learned the hard way.....when you make up your own pattern, write down every step as you go!  D'oh!  I wasn't thinking that day.

Good luck with your pants!

eta: This site gives links to patterns for knitting a pair of shorts.  Perhaps it can help you out with the shaping?
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2004 10:54:08 PM »

I found some crochetted pants



The one thing I would worry about with knit pants is that they might "grow" and you'd end up tripping over them. Since you generally want the length to come close to the floor you don't have a lot of room for the piece to relax.

I don't know, though, I've never actually tried. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2004 11:53:01 AM »

Hi All, I've been lurking here for some time, and here's my first post!

For knitted pants, I _highly_ recommend the book "Knitting From The Top" by Barbara Walker.  You might be able to find a copy in your local library; also it is currently in print and available at Schoolhouse Press.   If you can't find a copy let me know and I'll post the basic instructions for you!

I used to knit woolen pants for my then-toddler (he's 8 now) when we lived in a chilly house with wood floors -- I kept knitting past the ankles and made a sock-foot at the bottom!  Warm and tooooooo cute :)  Let me know if you need any help at all!



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