Friday, March 2, 2012

Fiber Arts Friday: Diaper Man

I've made friends with my super-cute 18 month old neighbor, who lives in his comfy cloth diapers and knitted wool soakers. The long pants version of soakers are known, appropriately, as "longies". Last week I offered to darn the knees of a pair after I noticed the thinning (one knee popped a hole the moment after I spoke!) and was intrigued by the gusset. Of course I am making a pair.
I based the measurement on an existing pair that fit him well and made a foldover waist that will have an inside drawstring. Next time (notice that, next time?) I'd like a ribbed waist with a threaded draw.
Half of the diamond-shaped gusset.
One skein of Cascade 220 was used from the waist to about two inches below the crotch, if that helps in your own planning. I have yet to adjust the join, so you might be able to pick it out on the leg. This is one of those perfect projects for movie-watching and knitting group, requiring nothing more from me than moving fingers!


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10 comments:

Melissa Plank said...

So cute, I love little people togs!

Andria said...

Adorable, and such a great idea. What a good neighbour you are!

Carol said...

Looks like a great project for stash yarn. I saw one of these in one of the one skein wonders books.

Kathryn Ray said...

How nice of you to make longies for your neighbor

Melissa said...

How cute...how lucky they are to have you as a neighbor.

WonderWhyGal said...

Aw, that is super adorable. What a great way to keep those little baby legs warm and stylish.

Joy said...

Yes, you are a great neighbor!

Jess Schleicher said...

You are such a good neighbor... and the work is lovely.

storiedyarns said...

Aww, so sweet. He's a lucky little man!!

Jess

Anna said...

Thanks so much! I'm seeing him today and can check the length of the leg before moving on.