Tookish Britches

January 14, 2021

 










I don't know why it took me so long to knit long pants. Carter loves them so much and now everyone in the family wants a pair. When he put them on he said he was only going to wear these pants from now on. ๐Ÿ˜Š The pattern comes with a suspenders option which would be super cute but this little fellow likes to dress himself and I knew suspenders would be more than he would want to bother with. I made the drawstring option waistband with eyelets and threaded in 1/2" wide elastic, then attached the i-cord drawstring to the elastic ends. This way I can leave them semi-permanently tied because the elastic allows some give, but if they do get too loose, the drawstrings can be pulled tighter. It makes it very easy for him to pull up and down.


Even though we live in California and I knit many wool sweaters, I thought wool pants might be too warm for our climate. I love my choice of cotton and they go in and out of the washer and dryer wth ease. I used Rowan Handknit Cotton which I dearly love, but I think another great option for this pattern would be Berroco Modern Cotton. When I make him another pair I'll use that because there are some colors I love in that line. I think knitted pants are genius and don't know why I waited so long! Wouldn't you like to be lounging in a pair right now?


The pattern is easy to follow and so fun to make. It has lovely shaping too--skinny legs which I like and roomy bottoms for the diapered set but more streamlined for the older kids. There is also a knee length option that looks super cute. It is sized 3 mos to 10 years. I made a custom sized 5-6 year for my tall, long legged 3 year old grandson. The color, even though it is Aubergine, is really quite neutral and goes with a lot of his sweaters. 


Tookish Britches by Lisa Chemery of Frogginette

 Rowan Handknit Cotton, Aubergine

My Ravelry project page

The hat is a test pattern. More on that later in the month when it is released.


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Best, Kristen

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7 comments

  1. I love the pants for Carter. And when I showed my husband the photos, he loved the hat. I will be knitting the pants for my grandson soon as they are so adorable. And when your hat pattern comes out, I will be making that for my hubby. Thanks for sharing your adorable knits! They make my day!

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  2. I love the pants for Carter. And when I showed my husband the photos, he loved the hat. I will be knitting the pants for my grandson soon as they are so adorable. And when your hat pattern comes out, I will be making that for my hubby. Thanks for sharing your adorable knits! They make my day!

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  3. I love these pants, Kristen. He does indeed look Tookish. He's getting so tall! I think I know how you feel--I knit a pair of baby jeans for my niece's youngest, and could hardly stand how cute they were! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  4. Carter has changed from a baby to a beautiful young boy. The pants are a kick. Let me know if your husband is going to wear these.

    Carole

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  5. I was going to ask about the hat. I’ll keep my eyes open for that post. The britches are lovely.

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  6. Your grandson is adorable! Lovely photos and I love the pants.

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  7. Thank you for posting very useful tips! I found your website perfect for my needs

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