Thighlight your legs with a pair of sporty knit shorts! Cast on in the round for a drawstring waistband followed by short row butt shaping. The shorts are knit seamlessly from the top so you can customize the length.
Choose a cool cotton for easy washable summer shorts or warm wool for a cozy winter booty.
Finished Measurements 27.5 (29, 31, 33, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 43.5, 45, 47)“ / 70 (74, 79, 84, 89, 91, 97, 102, 107, 110, 114, 119)cm waist circumference. 33” / 84cm size is shown on a 33” / 84cm waist. Knit fabric has stretch so you can choose a size that is 1 or 2 inches smaller than your actual measurement for a fit with negative ease or choose your actual measurement and the drawstring tie will help keep the shorts up.
Legs are knit top-down so the length is customizable. You can use other needle sizes and yarn weights to obtain a different gauge for smaller or larger sizes.
Needles 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular 40” US 8 / 5mm circular Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round.
Notions 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, drawstring for the waistband
Gauge 18 sts & 30 rounds = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch using US 8 / 5mm needles.
Schulana Cottonshine (70% Cotton, 30% Polyester; 93yds / 85m per 50g ball) Colorway - 1 (yellow), 2 (orange) & 4 (green) Orange was used for the waistband, green for the short row butt shaping, and yellow for the rest of the shorts.