Hot Pants, Style D



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/01/sexapalooza-is-coming-to-your-town.html

KNITTED HOT PANTS

Directions are given for Small Size.  Changes for Medium and Large Sizes are in parentheses.

COATS & CLARK’S RED HEART “WINTUK” SPORT YARN, 2 Ply (2 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins):
For Style D: 5 (6, 6) ounces of No. 648 Apple Green and 5 (6, 6) ounces of No. 1 White.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair No. 4 and No. 6.

1 yard elastic, 3.4 inch wide, for each pair of pants.

GAUGE: With No. 6 needles:
Stockinette st – 6 sts = 1 inch;
8 rows = 1 inch.

Be sure to check your gauge before starting garments.  Use any size needles which will obtain the stitch gauge above.


BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS

SIZES: Small, Medium, Large
Body Bust Size (In Inches): 30 1/2 – 31 1/2, 32 1/2 – 34, 36
Hip: 32 1/2 – 33 1/2, 34 1/2 – 36, 38

To Determine Size: Take your own bust and hip measurements.  Make size of Top with Body Bust Size given, which is closest to your bust measurements; make size of Pants with Body Hip Size given, which is closest to your hip measurement.

STYLE D – TOP

BACK: Starting at lower edge with White and No. 6 needles, cast on 100 (108, 114) sts.  Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 3 inches.  Keeping continuity of ribbing as established, dec one st at both ends of next row and every 7th row thereafter 11 times in all.  Work even in ribbing over remaining 78 (86, 92) sts until total length is 12 (12 1/2, 13) inches.

Bodice: 1st row: Increasing 5 sts evenly spaces, k across – 83 (91, 97) sts.  Starting with a p row, work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) and increasing one st at both ends of every 8th row 3 times in all.  Work even over these 89 (97, 103) sts until length of Bodice is 4 inches, ending with a p row.

Armhole Shaping: Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts at bed of next 2 rows.  Dec one st at both ends of next row and every other row thereafter 11 (12, 12) times in all.  Work even over remaining 59 (63, 67) sts until length from first row of armhole shaping is 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2) inches, ending with a p row.

Shoulder and Neck Shapings: 1st row: K 21 (22, 23), place remaining sts on a stitch holder.  2nd row: Bind off 6 sts – neck edge; p across.  3rd row: Bind off 3 sts – shoulder edge; k across.  Repeat last 2 rows once.  Bind off remaining sts.

Leaving the 17 (19, 21) center sts on stitch holder, slip remaining sts onto a needle, attach yarn to next st at neck edge and k across.  Reversing shapings, work to correspond with other side.

FRONT: Work same as Back to within 2 rows before Armhole Shaping, ending with a p row.

Neck and Armhole Shapings: 1st row: K 36 (39, 41), place remaining sts on a stitch holder.  2nd row: Dec one st – neck edge; p across.  3rd row: Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts – armhole edge; k across.  Now dec one st at neck edge on every other row 11 times more.

AT SAME TIME

Dec one st at armhole edge every other row 11 (12, 12) times in all.  Work even over remaining 9 (10, 11) sts until length from first row of armhole shaping is 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2) inches, ending at armhole edge.

Shoulder Shaping: Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row and every other row twice; at same edge bind off remaining sts.
Leaving the 17 (19, 21) center sts on stitch holder, slip remaining 36 (39, 41) sts onto a needle, attach yarn to first st at neck edge, and work to correspond with other side, reversing shapings.  Sew right shoulder seam.

Neck edging: With right side facing, using No. 4 needles and Green, starting at ledt shoulder, pick up and k 152 (162, 172) sts around entire neck edge including sts on stitch holders.  Work 3 rows in k 1, p 1 ribbing.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew left shoulder seam.

Armhole edging: With right side facing, using No. 4. needles and Green, pick up and k 106 (114, 122) sts around entire armhole edge.  Complete as for Neck edging.  Sew side seams.

STYLE D – PANTS

Right Front Leg: Starting at lower edge with No. 4 needles and Green, cast on 52 (55, 58) sts.  Work 7 rows in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for hem facing, ending with a k row.  Next row: K across for turning ridge.  Change to No. 6 needles.  Work even in stockinette st until length from turning ridge is 2 inches, ending with a p row.

Crotch and Side Edge Shapings: 1st row: Bind off 6 sts – crotch; work across, increasing one st in last st – side edge.  Continue in stockinette st, decreasing one st at crotch edge every other row 5 times.

AT THE SAME TIME

Inc one st at side edge every 7th row 6 times.  Work even over remaining 48 (51, 54) sts until length from hemline is 10 (10 1/2, 11) inches, ending with a k row.

Next row: K across for turning ridge.  Work 1 inch even for waist facing.  Bind off.

Left Front Leg: Work as for Right Front Leg until length from turning ridge is 2 inches, ending with a k row.  Starting with first row of Crotch and Side Edge Shapings, work as for Right Front Leg, reversing shapings.

Right Back Leg: Starting at lower edge with No. 4 needles, cast on 58 (61, 64) sts.  Work as for Left Front Leg until the first row of Crotch and Side Edge Shapings has been completed.  Now dec one st at crotch edge every other row 9 times.

AT THE SAME TIME

Inc one st at side edge every 7th row 6 times.  Work even over remaining 50 (53, 56) sts until length from hemline is 10 (10 1/2, 11) inches, ending at crotch edge.

Waist Shaping: 1st row: Work across to within last 17 sts, turn.  Do not work over these 17 sts.  2nd row: Work across.  Repeat last 2 rows once.  5th row – Turning ridge: K across all 50 (53, 56) sts.  Work 1 inch even for waist facing.  Bind off.

Left Back Leg: Work as for Right Back Leg, reversing shapings.

Sew center front and back seams, inner leg seams and side seams.  Turn all facings to wrong side on turning ridges and sew in place, leaving an opening at waist for elastic.  Draw elastic through waistband, holding in to desired waist measurement.  Sew ends together.  Sew up opening.

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