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Baby trousers pattern?

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starkadder Wed 29-Jun-11 13:26:09

Am venturing back into the world of knitting (thanks everyone for helping me find good online wool shops) and now I need a simple pattern (NOT involving double pointed needles) for some baby trousers. I made a pair a couple of years ago for my DS but kind of made up the pattern and they were a rather strange shape. He didn't really mind, being a baby, but some other people laughed...

Anyway - the ones in Debbie Bliss's "Essential Knits" look lovely but I don't really want to buy the whole book - anyone know where I can find a good single pattern, preferably online?

SweetDCofMine Wed 29-Jun-11 13:54:34

My main source of patterns is Ravelry. You need to register but it's free.

www.ravelry.com/patterns/knitting

A lot of the patterns available are free, but not all. They have a fantastic search and filtering engine so you can select patterns that are free, for a specific age group, for specific needle size, for a specific yarn and so on.

However, you cannot select patterns for 2 straight needles, which is annoying because like you, I don't use circulars or dpn's and can sometimes spend hours checking each individual pattern to see what needles are required.

Their forums are excellent and people super friendly and helpful.

These pants are simple to knit and pattern is written for straight needles: www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTblu.html

Happy knitting!

starkadder Wed 29-Jun-11 22:07:26

ooh thanks, will give them a go!

DutchOma Thu 30-Jun-11 20:09:02

All this double pointed nonsense: if you don't like it just cast on the number of stitches on straight needle, add a couple of stitches and make a neat seam when you've done. Nothing to it.

BestLaidPlans Thu 30-Jun-11 22:23:08

If you go to the Attributes menu when searching patterns on Ravelry and select "Construction" you can choose "worked flat" as an option to weed out the knitting in the round patterns.

SweetDCofMine Thu 30-Jun-11 23:04:51

There's mote to it than that though DutchOma; don't you have to knit every row instead of knit and purl? Or something like that...

Thanks BestLaidPlans, I did not know that,

kellestar Fri 01-Jul-11 08:44:59

If you really want that pattern, try your local library service. The book I wanted was at snother branch and it cost me 60p to reserve it. Brilliant to try before you buy. If in the b&nes, somerset or bristol area their website is www.libraeieswest.org.uk

DutchOma Fri 01-Jul-11 09:06:56

You have to knit and purl if you want to do it on the flat, whereas you can knit every row if you do it in the round, which is of course an advantage of knitting in the round.

starkadder Sat 02-Jul-11 17:44:21

thanks for the tips! Will try that. I think I could also do on a circular needle, couldn't I? I used to know a clever trick for using circular needles for even small tube shapes so will try and remember that.

Excellent ip about the library as well kellestar - I have some books due back so will check out online if they have this in stock!

starkadder Sat 02-Jul-11 17:44:36

"tip". Not "ip". Of course.

DutchOma Sat 02-Jul-11 19:23:02

If you want to refresh your memory on how to do a small number of stitches on a circular needle look for 'magig loop' knitting. You shold be able to find a video.

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