Aubrey DoodlePants Pattern


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Aubrey DoodlePants Knitting Pattern V3.0
(revised in Dec 2006)

About this pattern:  This is a basic knit pants pattern.   I created this pattern in 2004, as a more affordable way for me to use wool when cloth-diapering my children.   I thought others could benefit from the pattern and have made it available online for that reason.  I know many people use this pattern and just change a few things to make it work better for them, and that is GREAT!  That is what it is for.  Basically to get you going, as frugally as possible.  You are welcome to use this pattern free of charge and even sell your wares.  I am a stay-at-home mom working hard to make ends meet and always appreciate donations though.   My paypal address is danielle@thoughtline.com if you ever desire to make a donation.  

If you prefer to have me do the math of this pattern for you, I can do so for a small fee of $5.  Please email me these measurements:
Waist, around middle by belly button, naked measurement
Rise, over basic sized diaper your child wears.  From belly button, under crotch, up to just over the diaper in back.
Inseam, from crotch to ankle, or bottom of foot for room to grow.

I apologize for the change in my available patterns.  I revised my pattern in summer 2006 and many people were using that one, but it was lost when our website was deleted.  So I went back to the original pattern to make my revisions.  Thankfully in Feb 2007, a knitter sent me a copy of the 2.0 pattern and I added it here.  The newest pattern is posted below.  This is my easiest pattern, with a better fit.  The others are available just for reference or anyone that preferred them.  Enjoy! Link to version 1.0  Link to version 2.0

Be sure to check gauge when knitting. If you use a different size yarn or needles or knit more loosely or tighter than I do, the gauge will vary.
Check doodles.thoughtline.com/knitting101/gauge.html for more info

gauge at approx 5 stitches per 1"
supplies:
16" size 8 circular needles (I prefer Addi Turbos)
12" size 8 circular needles
16" size 5 needles for ribbing
tapestry needle
double pointed size 8 needles
2 stitch markers

 

Measurements from child:
Waist, around middle by belly button, naked measurement
Rise, over basic sized diaper your child wears.  From belly button, under crotch, up to just over diaper in back.
Inseam, from crotch to ankle, or bottom of foot for room to grow.

Cast on needed stitches (5 for gauge x waist size ~ example medium waist of 17x5=85 stitches. Round to even number = 88) 16" size 5 needles. Join circulars making sure your work is not twisted and knit 2 purl 2 repeatedly for 12-16 rows, based on your preference for the amount of ribbing. Move stitches to 16" size 8 needles.

knit 2 rows

Divide your number of stitches by 4 (in example, 88 divided by 4 is 22)

Place a stitch marker after of the stitches and at of the stitches (in the example, at 22 (A) stitches and 66 (B) stitches)
when you reach stitch marker B, work a short row back (http://doodles.thoughtline.com/knitting101/shortrows.html)
when you reach stitch marker (A) turn back around and continue knitting for 3 rows.
repeat a short row set from marker (B) back to (A) and on again.
knit 3 rows
repeat one more short row set from marker (B) back to (A), remove markers and knit on until your body measures your needed rise. The back should now be 1" higher in rise from your front for a nice fit, so make sure to measure accordingly.

Before splitting for crotch, knit 2 stitches.  This will ensure a smooth kitchener stitch so your round is not in the middle of it.


Now we will split for the legs and crotch. Take your total stitches, subtract 8 for your crotch and then divide in half. In the example, your total stitches are 8, minus 8 = 80, divided in half is 40.

Place first half of stitches on stitch holder (40 in exanple), 4 stitches on a double pointed needle, your second half of the total on your 12" needles (40 in example) and the last 4 on a second double pointed needle.

Work kitchener stitch on the double pointed needles for your crotch (http://doodles.thoughtline.com/knitting101/grafting.html)
Tie yarn onto right stitch of your 12" circulars and knit around for (approx) needed rows to give you your necessary length for inseam. This will give you a basic rolled cuff. Let me know if you prefer a different style of cuff and I can change the pattern accordingly
Bind off leg (http://doodles.thoughtline.com/knitting101/bindingoff.html)
Move stitches off stitch holder to 12" circular needles.
Tie yarn onto right stitch of your 12" circulars and knit around for (approx) needed rows to give you your necessary length for inseam.
Bind off leg, weave in ends. Ta da!

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