Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pattern Number 50!

On Monday, my fiftieth (!!) knitting pattern was released in the Winter 2015 issue of Holla Knits!

Unsurprisingly, this pattern is just a bit off the wall. These are the Fair Isle PANTS! and they are awesome. Before you go thinking, "This girl is nuts and knitted pants are not A Thing," let me enlighten you. No, they've not been A Thing in the past, but from what I can tell, it's for no good reason. Knitted pants are warm and snuggly, no more difficult to knit than a raglan sweater, and best of all, you can knit them perfectly to your size. Also they're Fair Isle. Can't beat that. 

Both pairs of pants are shown in size M, and both are knitted with Knit Picks Swish Worsted. There aren't any really difficult techniques here. The waistband starts with a provisional cast on for the inner waistband, then you purl a turning row and knit the outer waistband and join them together with elastic and/or an i-cord tie inside. Switch to stranded colorwork, knit yourself some PANTS, then finish the legs off with ribbing and a tubular bind off (which is super easy and explained in the pattern.) Behold, you have knitted pants. 

Download the entire issue here (which also features a picking-up-stitches tutorial by yours truly, and really is a great deal for only $14) and get knitting! You can also get the individual pattern here for $6. 

Want to win a copy of this awesome pattern? Leave a comment by Wednesday, November 4th  (giveaway is now closed!) to have a chance to win! If you're already a Holla Knits subscriber, meaning you already have this pattern, you can win a copy of any one of my self-published patterns. You pick. 

Check out the rest of the blog tour, and enter to win other prizes!

Oct 26: Launch Day
Oct 27: The Sweatshop of Love - pattern giveaway
Oct 28: Cosmos and Cashmere - pattern giveaway
Oct 29: Brown Sheep Company Blog - SEG 2 balls Nature Spun Worsted Ash

Nov 3: Klever Knits 
Nov 4: Canary Knits
Nov 5: Aphaia- pattern giveaway / SEG: 4 balls KP Brava Bulky

Nov 9: Ashwini J Designs- pattern giveaway
Nov 11: Cosmos and Cashmere (me again, talking about my article, giving away another pattern!)


  1. I wouldn't have thought these were handmade. Way to go because this design looks fantastic. Rav id is yollma

  2. Holy smokes, these are fabulous! I think it's time to try knitting my first pants!

  3. Ha! These are awesome, would love to give them a try!

  4. Those are pretty fabulous. Classic work for the ages.

    Cheers! Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  6. This is my favorite pattern from the collection, and your article is awesome as well! I am casting on for these as soon as my Christmas knitting is finished!! :)

  7. Oops, didn't leave an ID: AnnBan on Ravelry says "These look very snuggly, and my DD would wear them all winter -- she lives in a basement apt, and it gets pretty chilly! Congratulations on 50 published patterns!"

  8. These are very cool! I bet they're super comfortable.

    I'm MsKniterrific on Rav.

  9. I always thought knitted pants were kind of tacky, but these are awesome!! I bet they're super comfy too!

  10. These pants are super cute! Much better than swants.
    I'd want to make myself a full length version.