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Summertime Longies

May 23, 2011

Last fall, Rebecca of Bending Birches and I traded knitted winter hats for our boys.  It was so much fun we decided to trade again, this time for summer items.

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 Rebecca needlefelted some beautiful summer fruits and veggies for imaginative play with O’s wooden kitchen, and I knitted these summer-length longies for W.

I insist on calling them “summer length longies” though I’ll admit it is a bit fussy and the term “shorties” would probably do.  The thing is, “shorties” kind of implies (to me) an above the knee-length.  These longies are more of a board-shorts length with an inseam of 6 inches.  So, surely you can see how a careful choice of words is oh-so-important here.  *wink*

I tried a new pattern this time and very much enjoyed it.  The pattern is extensive with a lot of options, yet straight forward with a rather simple construction.

Please do tell, what is your favorite longies pattern?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2011 7:47 am

    I love the colors you chose! I’ll have to look at your notes for the yarn, it’s beautiful!

    I use the waistband from Kanoko longies (on Ravelry) and do the rest by measurement with a kitchener stitch in the crotch. I’ve never had a need for extra fancy stuff with my boys – all our longies fit their cloth diapered bums wonderfully. (:

  2. May 23, 2011 11:27 am

    They’re adorable!

  3. May 23, 2011 12:58 pm

    I love the Picky Pants pattern. Expensive, perhaps, but really the only pattern one could ever need. I love the board shorts length. If I have the pleasure of ever knitting soakers for a boy, I am totally stealing that from you! :)

    • May 23, 2011 1:05 pm

      Picky Pants is on my to try list. After I got this one I kind of wished I’d gotten that one instead as it seems to have a wider leg. No matter, I’ll modify away!
      Maybe baby currently in utero is a boy? ;)

      • May 23, 2011 5:04 pm

        Every baby we say, “maybe this one will be a boy”, but we are pretty good at making girls, so…. :) We’ll see. As much as I would love to have another boy, I really don’t care. These girls are so much fun, and my big boy is 8 years older than the new baby, so it isn’t like they would be playmates anyway…


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