handmade pants

Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs

Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs
Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs
Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs
Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs

Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs

These hand knitted pants are at the request of my nephew who attends the us coast guard academy in new england where it gets really cold. I asked him if he wanted a sweater, and he said what he would like instead was a pair of knitted pants that he could wear like pajamas or sweats. So, i designed a pattern, and made him what he wanted. Size wise, these are probably closest to a 28/32 or men's small sweat pants, with a knitted drawstring in the ribbed casing waistband, and with an inch or so of ribbing at the bottoms of the legs to keep the knit from rolling. He requested the navy blue, with stripes; i just randomized the pattern to my preferences.

The 100% peruvian wool comes from village craftspeople who dye the wool and locally spin it into commercial grade yarns, imported by folks who fair trade it. It will felt; probably the best course is dry cleaning, though a careful hand washing in cool/cold water with shampoo, thorough rinsing, pressing the water out by rolling it in a towel, and then laying them flat or over a shower rod to dry would probably work too. If i have to order more yarn, then the time is even tighter within that range. As this is my own pattern, i can alter it to any men's pant size, and i can send instructions for measuring for women's sizes too.

The beauty of hand knitting fabric is that any dimension can be altered to fit comfortably.


Hand knitted Striped Pants, or a Sweater for your Legs