Back story: Some time ago, while still living in Albuquerque (both of us, actually), Jenny and I decided to place a big order with Elann for some Pakucho worsted weight organic cotton. I can't remember what Jenny was going to make with her yarn (was it a Green Gables?) but I made mine into a Cable Eight tank, that was a disaster. Worsted weight yarn held doubled then cabled? And for a busty girl? Eeek. I had some yarn leftover, then somehow I also ended up with a sizable amount of Jenny's yarn.
So, with that kind of history I thought it would be fun to pass it to the next generation.
I swatched, took measurements, washed and dried the swatch, retook measurements, and calculated I would need an extra 10% for shrinkage since I wanted the care instructions to be kind to a new mother.
And soon, I had a pair of pants perfect for an Austin, Texas winter.
Yarn: Pakucho organic cotton, worsted weight, approximately 3 skeins
Needles: Size 6
Size: smallest, but adapted, see below.
Mods: I added 10% in length to both the upper area, and the legs to allow for shrinkage since I wanted these pants to go through the washer and dryer. I added a little bit of running stitch and a daisy stitch to the top of the pants as well.
The pants have arrived in Austin, and look like a perfect fit. These are the first pair of baby pants I have made, but I don't think they will be the last. So cute!
Now to go find that doomed tank. I think I need to harvest the yarn.