After seeing Wet Hot American Summer, I wanted to bring sexy to my summer wardrobe! So I designed those mid-waist shorts to wear in the city or at the beach all summer with big sandals and a cute crop top. What I enjoyed most when knitting those shorts were all the different techniques I got to use. I’ve been obsessed with grafting in pattern lately and I love the looks of those horizontal cabled legs! The cable pattern is worked flat and then the last stitches are grafted with the provisional cast on. Stitches are then picked up on the side of the cable panel and the rest of the shorts is worked in stockinette stitch in the round, with short rows to shape the back. The waistband has an elastic band inserted for a perfect fit. This pattern is highly customizable, you can make longer legs, add more room in the back and make a lower or higher waist as you wish!
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Finished Size XS (S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X) = 27.5 (34.75, 42.75, 49.75, 57)” hip circumference. Shorts shown in S/M. These shorts are very stretchy and will fit a wide range of size. Measure your hips at widest point and chose the closest size.
Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on size 6 needles.
- Sizes XS (S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X) = 27.5 (34.75, 42.75, 49.75, 57)" hip circumference
- Step by step written instructions
- Chart and written instructions for the cable pattern
- Additionnal instructions on how to graft in pattern
- Tips to add more shape to the back
Materials you need at home:
- Knit Picks, CotLin, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g: Surf, 3 (4, 6, 8, 10) skeins.
- Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16” and 24” circular. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
- 3 markers (m)
- waste yarn
- stitch holder
- tapestry needle
- elastic 1” width / 23 (30, 38, 45, 52)” lenght
- sewing needle
- sewing thread
Solène Le Roux
My name is Solène, I live in Paris and I’ve been designing knitwear for over two years. I self-publish throug Ravelry and Makerist and I have three design to be published in third-party publications (Knit Picks, Knit Now and Holla Knits).
Crafts are for me a family tradition. My grandmother was a profesional dressmaker and I spent my childhood playing with spools of thread and fabric. My mother is more a knitter, and she is the one who taught me how to knit when I was a kid.