Toxic Nappy Pants by Jane Burns

Toxic Nappy Pants

July 2022
Willow and Lark Ramble DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows
in stocking stitch
6-18 months
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Nappy pants, or ‘soakers’ as they are known in the States, are a brilliant practical project for those with babies to knit for.

As a mum myself, I know the joys of nappies and their hazardous contents all too well, and these ‘danger’ and ‘toxic’ intarsia motifs will amuse and delight new parents.

You can use any DK weight yarn that is comfortable for baby. If you use natural fibres such as wool and cotton, your pants will also be absorbent, win! Just make sure the yarn you choose, can be thrown in the washing machine.


Size 6-18 Months

To fit hips up to 52 cm

Suggested Yarn:

Willow & Lark, Ramble DK

(100% Wool )

Horizon Orange (112), one 50g ball

Charcoal (109), one 50g ball

Snowdrop (101), two 50g balls


Sirdar Snuggly Baby Cashmere Merino DK

(57% Wool, 33% Acrylic,, 10% Cashmere)

Orange (460), one 50g ball

Black (450), one 50g ball

White (473), two 50g balls


3.25mm, 4mm needles for working in the round