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Willoughby Longies

Knitting
December 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in 3/1 Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
220 - 450 yards (201 - 411 m)
3(6, 12, 18) months & (2, 4) years
This pattern is available for $5.00.

The Willoughby Longies are the matching companion to the Willoughby Jacket. Each pattern can be purchased separately and is an individual download file.

Willoughby Longies are the perfect longies for any little one. They are designed with about 1-2” (2.5-5cm) of positive ease for a comfortable fit.

The longies are worked top down, seamlessly & in the round. They feature a ribbed waistband with an I-cord drawstring, short rows across the backside, a pinstripe pattern with a repeating circular cable along the cuffs which is flanked by garter stitch bands. The ribbed pattern offers a comfortable fit that fits well with or without a cloth diaper.

Willoughby is named for my great-grandfather. This set is a tribute to the timeless baby knits of his era, with a modern twist.

Yarn Requirements:
Worsted or Aran weight yarn; 220250, 280, 340, 390, 450 yards
205230, 255, 310, 355, 410 meters
Sample shown in size 2 years; Three Irish Girls Lindon Merino, “Golden Afternoon”.

Needles & Notions:
• US 7 (4.5mm) circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge; 24” (60cm) & 16” (40cm) length
• US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles OR 2 sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge; 24” (60cm)
• Two US 7 (4.5mm) DPN’s for gusset OR size used to obtain gauge
• 4 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Techniques & Stitches Used:

  • Rib 2/2
  • Wrap & Turn
  • Rib 3/1
  • M1r
  • M1l
  • Graft (Kitchener Stitch)
  • Garter Stitch - In The Round; K 1 rnd, p 1 rnd.

Difficulty Rating: Advanced Beginner