I'm releasing my longies pattern to the wild...

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I'm releasing my longies pattern to the wild...

Post by JJJ » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:40 am

to paraphrase Kimber!

So, I thought I'd share how I do longies in the round with a gusset. I know lots of you have picky pants or woolly wonders patterns but I'm too stingy to buy a pattern so I sort of merged a few bits of patterns together to do my own thing.

And here it is!

I don't have all the measurements yet cos I haven't done all the sizes, but if you feel like letting me know leg measurements for any size then I will add them in.
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Post by Claire » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:31 am

That is just FABULOUS!
Well done you :smt041
It is soooo great to see good instructions on a free pattern too!
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Post by Kimber » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:46 am

I thought that sounded familiar ;)

And YAY! You are wonderful! I might just try them (when I get out of my can't be bothered knitting funk), we love the ones we got for MWSS :D

ETA: and look, there they are ;)
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Post by amcham » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:23 am

Kimber wrote: You are wonderful! I might just try them (when I get out of my can't be bothered knitting funk), :D



Me too :lol: I just need to do the back of a top but its 12" stst so nooooooooo motivation!

It looks great JJJ! Just as I need to knit some longies for my neice-to-be in May! :D
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Post by ang2821 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:27 am

These are so cute! - man I wish I knew how to knit!
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Post by JJJ » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:17 pm

ang2821 wrote:These are so cute! - man I wish I knew how to knit!


I've been knitting for um, maybe 15 months? I remember being surprised at how EASY it is when I first started.
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Post by helennz » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:21 pm

What a cute pattern. Yay for you :smt041 .Will make some for my bump soon and give you some measurements.
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Post by km » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:48 pm

They look great - I have added it to my favourites :D . I have some Tekapo wool coming to try them - Would they alter much on 4.5mm needles?
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Post by JJJ » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:00 pm

km wrote:They look great - I have added it to my favourites :D . I have some Tekapo wool coming to try them - Would they alter much on 4.5mm needles?


should be fine, I'd maybe cast on a few less stitches though.
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Post by aussiemum » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:32 pm

Fabulous! "Pimp my Longies" ha ha :lol:
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Post by shortly » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:52 pm

I've just finished a pair using JJJ's Pattern (thanks chook), but I used 4.5mm needles cos I usually knit really tight - but I need not have! I managed to make a med/large with 88 stitches. So, I will have to keep them rather than gifting them on, as they fit my girl so well :wink:
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Post by Khai » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:20 am

I'm working on the 6-12mth size, but am a bit stuck on how long to make the rise :oops: Is there anyone out there with an appropriately sized baby (10-12 months, I guess) who could offer any suggestions? Also inner leg length from crotch (to I guess just below ankle). I've been trying to find similar sized ones online, but have only ended up more confused. :roll:

They measure: 30-40cm waist, 40cm hip if that's of any help?

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Post by JJJ » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 am

hey that yarn looks great!

If you don't get any answers by tonight I'll measure up a pair I made for DD that fit her perfect at 12 months :D I'm guessing you'd want to do 16/17cm before you start the gusset stitches but will check that with a tape measure for you.
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Post by Khai » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:37 am

That would be awesome! It's funny yarn - Colour 4 Me, it has 2 inch varigations and despite me doing 2 rows from inside ball, 2 rows from outside ball, it's still insisting on making a pattern. :lol:

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Post by helennz » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:40 pm

Khai I made my baby set in that same colourway. Looks cute as nb overalls.
I ma doing the legs of a pair fo small. I have made the length measurement before the gusset 14cm and I am going to make the legs 8". Hopefully they will be big enough.
Any ideas on how much elastic I should put in?
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