Petard Pants by Laura Ricketts

Petard Pants

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on US 7 needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
284 - 440 yards (260 - 402 m)
NB (S, M, L, XL); finished hip: 12-16 (14-18, 16-22, 17-24, 19-25)" / 30.5-40.5 (35.5-46, 40.5-56, 43-61, 48-63)cm
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There is nothing wrong with a serviceable, unleaded vehicle for cloth diapering.

Think of the joy you’ll feel as you rinse this baby out in the toilet (the petard, not the baby). Make the bum pretty with duplicate stitch flowers, or practical in all-over sunny yellow or dun brown. Use Eucalan wool wash (that has lanolin in it) or another wool wash with lanolin; hand wash about every two weeks, or when soiled. Spin out in washing machine and hang to dry. As well, there is lots of “how to do cloth diapers and soakers” support out there on the web.

And, when you’re done, hoist your own petard on a clothesline. Shakespeare would have!