This project has been 8 months in the works. It was great fun creating these garter stitch longies in the round. Of course, sometimes I had to set it aside to let my mind simmer some new ideas. The last few months, however, have been only about Cushy! I had a great bunch of testers who helped me correct errors and whose input led to re-working a few techniques. All in all, it is a much better pattern. The delay was worth it!
These longies or shorties are worked in the round from the top, down. That’s right~ garter stitch in the round, but with almost no purling! You only need to purl half of each short row!
Written in 6 sizes~ Newborn, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and Toddler. Simple instructions to customize size~ especially helpful for toddlers/XXL.
34-page pattern includes these features:
Worked in garter stitch with almost no purling
Trim fit in the waist and above hips
2 waistband styles
Very easy short rows~ only wrap the stitch, no unwrapping
Employs short rows throughout entire back of pants
Gusset to give more room in crotch for diaper
No grafting necessary~ choice to graft or not to graft
2 leg widths
6 different leg finishes
Full instructions for short rows in garter stitch and encased elastic waistband
Short sheet for ease in travel knitting
Lots of pictures to walk you through the pattern techniques
Full pattern support. If you have any questions or need help, I am here to help you in any way I can.
For size chart and approximate yardage needed, see DHC Knits.
It is important to note that working garter stitch in-the-round will naturally leave a line at the point where the round begins. This line looks sort of like a seam. When working garter stitch by alternating knit and purl rounds, the resulting line is a deep, yet clean ridge. While working garter stitch using the No-Purl Method, the resulting line is flat, but looks a little loopy. If you do not like purling, this loopy line is a small price to pay for garter stitch with no purling involved. This is important to keep in mind when deciding which method you prefer to use while knitting this pattern.
This is an intermediate pattern that includes short rows and a gusset. Materials needed: worsted weight wool yarn (if used as soaker), 16" circular needles (US 7, US 5, and US 3 OR needle to get 5 sts per inch, 2 sizes smaller, and 4 sizes smaller), double point needles (gauge size), darning needle, stitch markers. Gauge: 5 sts and 8 rows per inch
A word from some of our testers:
“Gorgeous Pattern – very well written, easy to understand.”
“I love how squishy the fabric is, and the final project is
“I really, really love these and I’m in the process of making my second pair.”
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help with this! It was my first in-the-round project and it was great. I’m very happy with the end product and will be happy to buy this pattern AND cottage license for it.”
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This pattern is only for personal use. If you are giving the pattern as a gift, please contact me before purchasing so that I can send the pattern directly to the receiver.