Free Pattern: Knitted Longies

A reboot of the original from the Simple Gifts blog back in 2008.  It was favourited 149 times on Ravelry, made by 26 people, and received a 5 star rating.  Wow!

I’m working on improving this pattern to have some tush shaping, and in a range of sizes from newborn to maybe a size 3.  And the kimono pattern is coming up and will be added to the pattern leaflet for the new longies.  Yay!

Here’s little George (brandy new) wearing the longies I made for James.

Georgie in longies

And here is a freebie knitting pattern adapted from several I have on hand. These are knit in the round, which is my favourite method. There is very little finish work, and no seams to rub, and the stretch is divine. This pattern is for a new babe:

skein worsted weight wool yarn (I love merino, or Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride which is delicious)
size 7(US) dpn or circular needles.

CO 62. Work K2P1 rib (or your favourite) around. Increase 22 sts evenly over next rnd (84 sts). Work even until work measures 8 in. Divide the stitches between two small circular needles, or two sets of dpns. Or even put one set on the circ.

While working one set on dpns. work each set evenly until each leg measures 8″ long, work 1″ of garter stitch or rib, finish off. Work second leg as for first.   Pick up 4 sts from the inside of each leg and graft together, or simply sew the crotch together.  VOILA!

They go really well with the kimono top I designed for James.