Who cares?!?! Sorry, Austria, I mean no disrespect. But right now I'm really more concerned with my knitting that how many Golds Austria is taking home in Vancouver. I just wanted a snappy title to today's post about THESE FREAKING ADORABLE LEDERHOSEN!
- Pattern: Emmitt's Lederhosen, by bluegirl knits, available for download here
- Yarn: Berroco Suede, 3 balls 3737 Roy Rogers, 1 ball 3734 Mattunuck
- Needles: 4,5mm (US7)
- Size: 6-12mos (available from this size to 4-5 yrs)
The story of these Lederhosen makes them a must-knit. The designer, Nichole Reese, is married to a first-generation Austrian. As a boy he had the real deal - little leather lederhosen, and by all accounts he lived in them! The originals now reside with the designer and her husband, and his childhood love of the little pants inspired her to re-create them in a knitted version.
These are authentic - right now to front placket, button, and pocket details! I test-knit this particular size for bluegirl knits, and it's just too bad that I don't have a little boy to put them in! But lucky for all of us, we have Mr. Ripley here to model them so well.
Don't you think you need some Lederhosen in your life???