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Ahoy Shorts

Knitting
September 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 [2-3, 4-5] years
This pattern is available for free.

The inspiration for these shorts comes from the bavarian lederhose. I always liked the look of these short pants with thick button rows and matching suspenders. Living in the north of Germany I like the maritime theme more than the southern mountain theme though, so I combined the lederhose with sailor style. The result is a double button row shorts with suspenders made with cotton yarn, so it’s not too warm to wear in summer.

Notions

Crochet hook, size G/6 (4 mm) – for provisional cast on
½ inch buttons – 6
Elastic - 19½20, 21½ inches
Stitch marker - 1
If suspenders are worked with fabric: 4 strips of fabric 1¾ inch x 15½17½,19½ inches