Trousers on Da Machine
September 30, 2020
November 3, 2020

Trousers on Da Machine

Project info
003 Trousers by Lisa Richardson
Machine Knitting
Tools and equipment
Mid-Gauge Taitexma TH-160 + TR-180
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
Rowan Alpaca Soft DK
411 yards in stash
13 skeins = 1781.0 yards (1628.5 meters), 650 grams

There’s no way I was going to hand knit these, but since they are designed in the round, I had to break up the pattern into 4 pieces to make them flat.

I added 1 stitch for selvedge and was able to keep the pattern in line: P3, (K2,P4), P3.

I used my mid-gauge Taitexma TH-160 + ribber at a gauge of 2.3/3.

The yarn is divine and feels wonderful. I made them shorter than I normally would have because I know that the alpaca will stretch. The pants, indeed, are heavy to boot.

I think that the elastic will bunch up the waistband too much and I may have to throw the top of the legs back on the machine to decrease the side seams inward and lose some fabric.

But first I will baste the elastic in to see if I am right. These really do need to fit very tight at the waist to deal with the weight of the yarn. I’ve used ~12 50g balls so far, so that’s more than a pound of pants! rolling_on_the_floor_laughing

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by Rowan
70% Merino, 30% Alpaca
137 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: October 3, 2020
  • Updated: May 8, 2022
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