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Tiny Pants Skill Level Easy

by Megan Goodacre

You never know when you’re going to need a pair of Tiny Pants. This pattern is for a simple seamless diaper cover,
great for photo shoots. The pattern instructions are given for two sizes, but since babies come in all shapes and
sizes, I’ve included some tips on how to modify the pattern. This pattern is suitable for the beginner knitter who is
comfortable knitting in the round.

Yarn Abbreviations
Approx 120yds DK or worsted weight yarn beg begin, beginning
Sample on left: Knit Picks Andean Silk 96yds/50g per ball, with Inc Increase, increasing
Elann Silken Kydd stranded in for contrast stripes k knit
Sample on right: Knit Picks City Tweed DK 123yds/50g per ball m1L make 1 left leaning
m1R make 1 right leaning
Finished Measurements mult multiple
Hip circumference: 14 (15) inches p purl
pm place marker
Tension/gauge rnd round
20sts/28rows = 4 inches st st RS right side
sm slip marker
Needles st(s) stitch(es)
DPN’s (or your preferred needles for knitting in the round): st st stocking stitch, stockinette stitch
US 7/4.5mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) WS wrong side
US 6/4.0mm
Stitch Patterns Used
Other Supplies
3 markers K2/P2 Rib (mult of 4 sts, in the round)
stitch holders or scrap yarn All Rows: *K2, p2; rep from *.
blunt yarn needle

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Pants Other leg
With smaller needles, cast on 68 (72) sts. Arrange sts on dpn’s, Set aside 8sts from beg and 8sts from end of held sts to holder
and being careful not to twist stitches, join in the round. Place or scrap yarn. Transfer remaining sts on to smaller needles. Rejoin
marker for beginning of round. yarn* and join in the round —32 (34) sts.
Work in K2/P2 Rib until work measures 1½ inches. Work as for first leg.
Switch to larger needles. *For easier finishing, rejoin at the gusset side of the leg, leaving a
Work in St st until work measures 5¾ (6) inches. long tail. You can use the long tail to graft to gusset.

Gusset Finishing
Next Row (marker set up, Inc): *K16 (17), m1L, k1, pm, k1, Transfer remaining held sts to 2 needles and graft together using
m1R, k32 (34), m1L, k1, pm, k1, m1R, k16 (17) —72 (76) sts. Kitchener stitch.
Work 2 rows St st. Weave in ends. Block.
Next Row (Inc): *Work to 2 sts bef m, m1L, k2, sm, k2, m1R; rep
from * once, work to end of rnd —76 (80) sts. Modification Notes
To modify the size, change the cast on in multiples of 4.
Work 2 rows St st.
Stripes are particularly cute in Tiny Pants. If you like stripes, try
Next Row (Inc): *Work to 3 sts bef m, m1L, k3, sm, k3, m1R; rep switching colors every 2-6 rows.
from * once, work to end of rnd —80 (84) sts.
Work 2 rows St st. Gusset. If you modified the cast on count, work the marker set up
row: Knit ((cast on/4)-1), m1L, k1, pm, k1, m1R, knit ((cast on/2)-
Divide for Legs 2), m1L, k1, pm, k1, m1R, knit ((cast on/4)-1) — 4 sts inc’d.
Switch to smaller needles.
Work first leg You can work more or fewer Inc rows to change the height of the
Next Row: K16 (17), set aside next 48 (50 sts) on holder or scrap gusset.
yarn, k16 (17), joining in round for leg —32 (34) sts.
Work in K2/P2 Rib for 1½ inches, decreasing 0 (2) sts evenly Dividing for legs. If you modified the cast on count, divide the legs:
Knit ((cast on/4)-1), set aside next ((cast on/2) + 2 + (number of
across first row of rib.
gusset Inc rows x 4)), knit ((cast on/4)-1) — ((cast on/2)-2) sts.
Bind off loosely, or use a stretchy bind off as follows: K2, *put tip
of left needle through front of these 2 sts, knit them together, k1;
rep from * until you have 1 st on right needle, break yarn and draw
through last st.

8¼ (8½) "


14 (15) "

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