Cushy by Connie Stults


August 2009
100 % wool
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
NB thru Toddler
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I am in love! These are so cushy and soft! The yummy, thick garter stitch makes these woolies very bullet-proof. Great for cloth diapers or over disposables.

These longies or shorties are worked in the round from the top, down. That’s right~ garter stitch in the round, but with almost no purling! You only need to purl half of each short row!

Written in 6 sizes~ Newborn, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and Toddler. Simple instructions to customize size~ especially helpful for toddlers/XXL.

34-page pattern includes these features:
Worked in garter stitch with almost no purling
Knit in-the-round
Top-down construction
Trim fit in the waist and above hips
2 waistband styles
Very easy short rows~ only wrap the stitch, no unwrapping
Employs short rows throughout entire back of pants
Gusset to give more room in crotch for diaper
No grafting necessary~ choice to graft or not to graft
2 leg widths
6 different leg finishes
Full instructions for short rows in garter stitch and encased elastic waistband
Short sheet for ease in travel knitting
Lots of pictures to walk you through the pattern techniques

For size chart and approximate yardage needed, see DHC Knits.

Full pattern support. If you have any questions or need help, I am here to help you in any way I can.

It is important to note that working garter stitch in-the-round will naturally leave a line at the point where the round begins. This line looks sort of like a seam. When working garter stitch by alternating knit and purl rounds, the resulting line is a deep, yet clean ridge. While working garter stitch using the No-Purl Method, the resulting line is flat, but looks a little loopy. If you do not like purling, this loopy line is a small price to pay for garter stitch with no purling involved. This is important to keep in mind when deciding which method you prefer to use while knitting this pattern.

Part of pattern was re-worked after testing. Pics from 7/09 projects are before revisions. Line at center back is even less obvious now with new method.

When you buy the pattern, you may also sell five items per year without the purchase of a Cottage Industry License. In order to sell more than this limit from my pattern, you must contact me about Licensing.

This pattern is only for personal use. If you are giving the pattern as a gift, please contact me before purchasing so that I can send the pattern directly to the receiver.

DaisyHead Creations Lifetime Cottage License available for a $10 fee. The License allows you to sell soakers made from any pattern you ever buy from me for this very minimal, one time fee. See my Etsy shop or send me a message for details.

A word from some of our testers:
“Gorgeous Pattern - very well written, easy to understand.”

“I love how squishy the fabric is, and the final project is
ridiculously cute.”

“I really, really love these and I’m in the process of making my second pair.”

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help with this! It was my first in-the-round project and it was great. I’m very happy with the end product and will be happy to buy this pattern AND cottage license for it.”