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

Trousers on Da Machine

Project info
003 Trousers by Lisa Richardson
Machine Knitting
Pants
Me
Small
Tools and equipment
Mid-Gauge Taitexma TH-160 + TR-180
Yarn
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
44136
Gray
Notes

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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Finished
September 30, 2020
November 3, 2020
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by Rowan
DK
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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