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Unmentionables

Knitting
June 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1075 - 2150 yards (983 - 1966 m)
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Description from Knitty.com:

My version of these liberating Unmentionables is based on the more elaborate frillies worn during the Edwardian period. They are knit entirely in the round. Each leg begins separately with a crochet-chain provisional cast on and then crotch stitches are set aside (to be grafted later) before the legs are joined and the body is knitted up to the low-rise waist. Then stitches for each leg are picked up and the ruffle and lace edging are knitted downward. Don't let the piquant label put you off; once you brave the provisional cast on, the most challenging part is the lace edging. Whether you wear them as summer outerwear or loungewear, do give a nod to the forward-thinking ladies of days long past.