Seamless Soaker

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Seamless Soaker Pattern

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Knitting: Seamless Soaker
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Infant/Baby

Item:

Pants

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast-on
  • knitting in the round with dpns and circular needles
  • picking up stitches
  • short rows
  • m1 and m1p increases
  • backwards loop cast-on, mid round

Pattern Description:

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.

Gauge:

18 sts and 24 rows/rnds = 4" (10 cm)in St st with larger needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn (0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-9 mos, 9-12 mos, 1-2 years)
  • 141⁄4 (16, 181⁄4, 20, 221⁄4)" around diaper

Materials:

  • Aran weight (CYCA #5 Medium) yarn, 100% wool: approx 90 (110, 140, 160, 190) yards
  • Size US 6 (3.75 mm) dpns and 16" (40 cm) circular needle
  • Size U.S. 6 (4 mm): Straight and dpns or 16" (40 cm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • US G-6 (4mm) crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast-on
  • 1 stitch holder or waste yarn
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

190 yards of Worsted weight

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