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Assets of Evo Hot Pants

from Marnie MacLean Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Assets of Evo Hot Pants
Assets of Evo Hot Pants
Assets of Evo Hot Pants
Assets of Evo Hot Pants
Assets of Evo Hot Pants

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit in the round
  • duplicate stitch (optional)
  • grafting
  • provisional cast on
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Get your Intelligent Behind into a cute little pair of boy shorts and express your love for rationality, reason, and the man with the plan, Charles Darwin.

These shorts are knit top-down and in the round, so there's almost no finishing. If you want to skip the duplicate stitch motif, you can have these quick little knits on your tuckus in no time at all.

Assets of Evo are worked in a super stretchy yarn called Esprit, made of cotton and elastic. Knit with a bit of negative ease, with the yarn held loosely, these shorts hug the body.

Throughout the pattern, you'll find notes on customizing the fit. But don't forget, modifications may require extra yarn, so plan accordingly.


21 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)" hips
  • to fit hips 31-33 (34-36, 37-39, 40-42, 43-45, 46-48, 49-51)"/77-84 (85-91, 93-99, 100-107, 108-114, 116-122, 123-130)cm
  • This garment is worked with negative ease (approximately 3-5"/8-13cm.) Please use the measurements above, not the schematic, to determine which size will fit you best. Schematic lists finished garment measurements only.


  • 2 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5 balls of Elann Esprit (98.3% Cotton/1.7% Elastic - 91m/100 yds per 50g ball) in Main Color, "Wine" 3794
  • 1 ball of Elann Esprit (98.3% Cotton/1.7% Elastic - 91m/100 yds per 50g ball) in Contrasting Color, "Deep Black" 8990
  • (Note: Yardage is dependant on tension. As the package states, the ball has almost double the yardage when stretched. If you know that you knit very loosely, you should plan to purchase an extra skein.)
  • US #5/3.75mm circular needle. Length should be at least a few in/cm shorter than your waist circumference.
  • US #5/3.75mm circular needles in 16"/40cm length for legs
  • Spare circular needle - it should be a smaller size than the one that gives you gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • ribbon for waistband
  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn

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