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I am a long-time knitter and designer, living in Los Angeles with my husband and son. The patterns you see here are part of my independent pattern line, Mind of Winter Designs. You can find other ...

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Vaguely Reminiscent Shorts

from Mind of Winter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vaguely Reminiscent Shorts
Vaguely Reminiscent Shorts
Vaguely Reminiscent Shorts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarnover
  • decrease
  • seam

Pattern Description:

Vaguely Reminiscent is the name of a delicious desert that I used to get in college. These tap pants carry the name because they remind me of my years as a young'un, when I could wear anything I wanted to! Although not designed for maternity, I wore these when I was 8 months pregnant very comfortably and found them to be really cute, which is why I kept the maternity shot as the cover of the pdf. A version of these was originally published in Kristi Porter's Knitting in the Sun as part of a sleep set. This pattern is for the tap pants only, with revisions for a shorter crotch depth and slightly longer overall length to give a tailored, less revealing look, and expanded sizing options, including plus sizing. The lace pattern is both written and charted, and a detailed schematic is included. It has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.


21.5 stitches and 33.25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 25 1/4 (28, 31, 34 1/4, 36 3/4, 40 1/4, 43 1/2, 46 1/4, 49)" 64 (71, 78.5, 87, 93.5, 102, 110.5, 117.5, 124.5) cm circumference at waist.


  • Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo Yarn, 270 - 590 yards (247 - 539 m), depending on size
  • US 4 - 3.5 mm and US 3 - 3.25 mm circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • elastic