After seeing Wet Hot American Summer, I wanted to bring sexy to my summer wardrobe! So I designed those mid-waist shorts to wear in the city or at the beach all summer with big sandals and a cute crop top. What I enjoyed most when knitting those shorts were all the different techniques I got to use. I’ve been obsessed with grafting in pattern lately and I love the looks of those horizontal cabled legs! The cable pattern is worked flat and then the last stitches are grafted with the provisional cast on. Stitches are then picked up on the side of the cable panel and the rest of the shorts is worked in stockinette stitch in the round, with short rows to shape the back. The waistband has an elastic band inserted for a perfect fit. This pattern is highly customizable, you can make longer legs, add more room in the back and make a lower or higher waist as you wish!
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Finished Size XS (S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X) = 27.5 (34.75, 42.75, 49.75, 57)” hip circumference. Shorts shown in S/M. These shorts are very stretchy and will fit a wide range of size. Measure your hips at widest point and chose the closest size.
Yarn Knit Picks, CotLin, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g: Surf, 3 (4, 6, 8, 10) skeins.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions 3 markers (m); waste yarn; stitch holder; tapestry needle; elastic 1” width / 23 (30, 38, 45, 52)” length ; sewing needle, sewing thread.
Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st on size 6 needles.
I live in Paris and I’ve been designing knitwear since 2014. Knitting is my passion, I love to create beautiful things and I’m working to make it my career. I have a collection of self-published designs available through Ravelry, Makerist and LoveKnitting. I also recently started to design for publications such as Knit Picks and Knit Now. Check out my blog http://soleneknits.blogspot.fr for updates, techniques tutorials, and inspiration. You can also find me as soleneknits on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. For questions about this pattern please contact Solène Le Roux at firstname.lastname@example.org.