Fancy Pants

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Small, but no less fancy pants with matching stripes, deep ribbed waistband, and relaxed fit for comfort.

Weight: Fingering
Yarn: Uneek Sock Kit or Uneek Sock Kit Mini

1 (1, 2, 2) [2, 2] Uneek Sock Kits
or  
2 (2, 2, 2) [3, 3] Uneek Sock Kits Mini

Designer: Nina Holubcova
Language: English
Craft: Knitting
Category: Kids

Dimensions:
Sizes: 1(2, 3, 4)[5, 6] to fit up to 18(19, 20, 20.5)
[21.25, 21.5]’’/45.5(48, 50.5, 52)[54, 55] cm wearer’s waist, approx. up to 3(6, 12, 18) months [2, 3] years

Needle: US 0/2.00 mm for the ribbing; US 3/3.00 mm circular needles or DPNs for Stockinette st; or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, different stitch markers, stitch holders

Gauge: 27 sts x 38 rounds in Stockinette stitch

Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques: German Short Rows, Italian Cast On, Modified Three-needle Bind Off






Fancy pants are worked seamlessly in
the round from the top down, starting with Italian CO for 1x1 rib, rearranged into 2x2 rib for the waistband.

The waistband and rise are worked with 2 cakes, alternating them each round to achieve more even striping throughout. After the ribbed waistband, German short rows are worked for a slightly higher back. The rise is worked in stockinette, first even, then increasing down the center front and back for hips.

Modified Three-needle Bind Off technique is used to bind off stitches for the crotch. Legs are divided, each worked with a separate cake, shaped with decreases to taper down to the ankles. Cuffs are finished with 2x2 rib.