Unders by Emily Rush


July 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 yards (229 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Additional materials:

  • Embroidery needle
  • Enough 1/4” elastic to go around your hips (about a yard)
  • Some thinner elastic for around your legs (1/8” or so)

From the designer:

Even though some people think it’s silly, I thought that knitted underwear would be awesome. And they are. Remember the feeling you got when you put on your first pair of hand knit socks? It’s like that, but better.

The written pattern’s kind of ugly and sketchy, and it only comes in one size (XL) because I have NO IDEA how to change the size on something with so picky a decrease. But hey! It’s free!

If you’re smaller than XL, you can use a lighter weight yarn and smaller needles.

I wear a Victoria’s Secret size L, a pants size 16, and the underwear have a good amount of give, if that helps you decide if they’ll fit.