Yarn 350 g Shetland shade 32//Size M//Needle 3.0 mm//two small zippers
Cosy knitted sweat pants for yoga class or casual friday.
Legs: Cast on 2x 60 stitches if you work in magic loop – work in rib 2 knit, 2 purl. Knit 6 cm. Increase 10 stitches – 70 stitches in total and work around in stocking stitch. Increase 2 stitches every 10th row 10 times. Hereafter increase 2 stitches every 8th row.
When work measures 58 cm count from the “middle” 20 stitches and make a mark. Hereafter increase 1 stitch every 8th row to make more room for your behind. When work measures 78 cm (or how long your legs are – mine are short, but the pattern is a bit baggy and the legs are long – I don’t want it to look like stockings) or you hit 131 stitches, join the two “legs”.
Body back: Work around in stocking stitch while continue to increase 2 stitches on both legs and 1 stitch back on each leg to shape the buttock.
Body front: Mark the middle in front of the trousers and leave two stitches in the middle while decrease 1 stitch on each side every 8th row to make a “flat tummy”.
If you which to add pockets here is the time to remember this.
When Body measures approx. 14-15 cm. start decreasing 1 stitch on each leg to shape the upper body.
When body measures 28 cm in total, knit one round of purl as to make an edge without in– or decreasing. Mark the middle of the front. The front is knitted in rib 2 knit, 2 purl (15 stitches on each side = 30 stitches). make a couple of rounds and then make two very small holes in the rib to make room for the string around the waist.
Knit 4.5 cm and make another round of purl. Knit 4.5 cm again. This will make the drawstring for th elastic band.
If you try them on at this point and it looks like this is never going to work. Despair not. The elastic band, and the final touch will make up for it. You’ll look great.
Sew the elastic band together and the drawstring, and make a string with tassels to tie in front.
Pockets: Se instructions for cutting in knitwear here. I do on the sewing machine though.
Voila! Ready for the world. When washed remember to check for see-throughness – maybe you need stockings underneath.