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 F: 4 (5, 5) ounces of No. 795 Cerise, 2 ounces of No. 230 Yellow for each size and 4 (4, 5) 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.
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 F – TOP
Stripe Pattern: 8 rows Cerise, 2 rows White, 4 rows Yellow and 2 rows White. Repeat these 16 rows for Stripe Pattern.
Starting at lower edge with White and No. 6 needles, cast on 78 (86, 92) sts. Work 32 rows in k 1, p 1 ribbing. Work Bodice same as for Style D in stockinette st and Stripe Pattern as given.
Neck and Armhole Edgings: With White, work as for Edgings of Style D. Sew side seams.
STYLE F – PANTS
Right Front Leg: Starting at lower edge with White and No. 6 needles, cast on 52 (56, 58) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 2 1/4 inches, for Medium Size Only dec one st on last row. For all sizes, break off White, attach Cerise. Starting at Crotch and Side Edge Shapings, work same as for Style D in Stockinette st and in Stripe Pattern given for Top.
Left Front Leg: Work as for Right Front Leg, reversing shapings.
Right Back Leg: Starting at lower edge with White and No. 6 needles, cast on 58 (62, 64) sts. Work in ribbing as for Front Legs, for Medium Size Only dec one st on last row. For all sizes, working in Stripe Pattern as before and starting at Crotch and Side Edge Shapings, work same as for Style D.
Left Back Leg: Work as for Right Back Leg, reversing shapings.
Finish as for Style D.