Sideways Shorts by Desynchro

Sideways Shorts

May 2021
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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Pattern for sideways-constructed shorts to ensure your personal fit, no matter your size or shape!

Pattern Details
Paid PDF includes cleaned-up instructions and useful diagrams to understand the construction.

Measurement-based pattern
My patterns are not written with exact numbers of stitches. Instead, they’ll show you how to measure-as-you-go either by trying the piece on or taking your body measurements and working the piece accordingly.

This allows you to make these shorts in any size, fit or length, also using any size yarn and hook you want! (Although note the obvious considerations that bulkier yarns would make a chunkier finished garments, while thinner yarns would take longer and have more drape.)

If there are any clarifications needed please feel free to message me on Ravelry or my Instagram @desynchro

Last updated: March 2022
Updated pattern includes clearer instructions and landscape version pdf for easier desktop use. You get both versions of the pattern if you buy this listing

I am also currently working on a standard pattern (with stitch counts and gauge) that will be released for free to all who have already purchased the measurement-based pattern. :)

Garment Construction
I believe sideways construction has the following benefits:

  • Better fit, especially for curvier bodies.
  • Fabric has nicer drape and is less see-through.
  • Barely any counting for increases, unlike top-down construction.

This pattern is meant for your personal use. Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but please credit my design/Ravelry page/Instagram. Thank you!