As crafters, each time we purchase a yarn, we are voting with our dollars to support the growth or destruction of the earth. By choosing yarns that support organic farming and processing, that ...
As crafters, each time we purchase a yarn, we are voting with our dollars to support the growth or destruction of the earth. By choosing yarns that support organic farming and processing, that are not cruel to the animals or the people who are involved in its creation, that use low-impact or no dyes, or have a low carbon footprint we are helping to reduce the amount of damage done to the earth through the processing of yarn. With each eco-friendly yarn purchase, we're encouraging yarn manufacturers to continue producing yarns in this manner, and we continue to help our earth.
Caterpillar Knits is here to supply pattern support to yarns which fit into the descriptions above and to help spread truthful information about the processing of the chosen yarns.
Soaker begins between the legs with a provisional cast-on. The back is worked while shaping the legholes then the back stitches are placed onto a stitch holder or waste yarn. Front stitches are picked up from the provisional cast-on and the legholes are shaped to the same length as the back. The back and front stitches are joined, casting on a few stitches at the top of each leghole. The body is then worked in the round maintaining the garter ridge pattern over the back and working stockinette stitch on the front. The top band is worked in ribbing or with a drawstring to suit your yarn choice.
When choosing a wool yarn for your soaker take into consideration how well that yarn holds the elasticity in ribbing. I suggest knitting a small swatch (at least 2" (5 cm) square) in 1 x 1 Ribbing and washing your swatch in cool water, stretching and pinning it to dry. If the ribbing bounces back together when dry then it's a good choice to use ribbing on your top band. If the ribbing stays stretched out, I suggest knitting the top band with the drawstring.
18 sts and 24 rows/rnds = 4" (10 cm)in St st with larger needle.
190 yards of Worsted weight