Knitted Pants Pattern #597

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Knitted Pants Pattern #597

Size 2

Chadwick's Red Heart Saxony, 3 balls (⅔ oz. balls).
Milward's Phantom Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 1 (2½ mm. size).
15 inches of narrow elastic.

Gauge: 10 sts make 1 inch; 12 rows make 1 inch.

Starting at waistline, cast on 110 sts and work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 6½ inches. To shape legs, dec. 1 st at both ends of each row until 86 sts remain. Then dec. 1 st at end of each row until 50 sts remain. Bind off. Make another piece same as this.

Sew up side seams. Sew up crotch seam. Make a ½ inch hem on wrong side of work at waistline; run elastic through and sew ends securely.

Binding. Cast on 6 sts and work in stockinette st until piece is long enough to go around leg. Bind off. Sew binding around leg as in illustration. Finish other leg in same way.