Gi Pants

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
868 - 1302 yards (794 - 1191 m)
Child's 4 (6, 8, 10, 12); shown in size 10

Part of a three-piece kung fu uniform—or just the most amazingly comfortable pants that your kid will never want to take off.

The pants begin with a simple hem at the cuff in a contrasting color; the legs are then joined at the top, so that there is only the smallest seam to stitch at the end. Elastic is added at the waistband for a customized fit.

Materials

Berroco Vintage (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon; 217 yds / 198m per 100g skein)

  • Color A: Cracked Pepper #5107; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins
  • Color C: Cast Iron #5145; 1 skein

US 7 / 4.5mm needle in following types:

  • 16” / 40cm circular
  • 24” / 60cm circular

US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, 16” / 40cm long

At least 24 (25, 26, 27, 28)“ elastic, 1” / 2.5cm wide, preferably in black (or elastic to match yarn used to knit waistband)
Yarn needle
Sewing needle
Black thread (or thread to match yarn used to knit waistband)

Finished Measurements

Waist: 22 (23.5, 25, 26, 27)“ / 56 (59.5, 63.5, 66, 68.5)cm
Leg length (from crotch to bottom of cuff): 16 (17.5, 19, 22, 23)” / 41 (44.5, 48.5, 56, 58.5)cm