The pants are done, and they are loved!
- Pattern: Emma's Unmentionables by Lee Juvan, available from Knitty.com
- Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton DK (100 egyptian mercerized cotton), 4 skeins Hot Pink #0770 and 1 skein Spring Green #0580
- Needles: 4,0mm (US6)
Overall this was a fun pattern to knit. I believe there is a little error in the pattern in the join of the two legs into the body, but it was easy to recognize and correct so the legs joined correctly with the placement of the working yarn.
I did modify the waistband of this pattern. As written you do a few rib rows, an eyelet row, and finish with a couple more rib rows. Then you can thread 1/4" elastic through the eyelets and cover it with ribbon to secure the waist. I wanted a more finished look to the waistband so after the eyelet row I decided to change it up a bit and instead did a waist casing for elastic. That way I could put 3/4" elastic in and cover it nicely with the casing. Because I had already done the eyelet row when I decided to do this, I still threaded some hot pink organza ribbon through the eyelets and the ribbon ties in a nice bow in the front.
Best of all? Campbell really seems to like them! I told her it's like her legs are each wearing a frilly skirt, and she bought it hook, line, and sinker.
I loved, loved, LOVED this cotton (my first time working with it), and in my next post you'll see what I decided to cast on with it next.