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Sunday Stroll

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By Marina Hayes

Our daughter likes to take long walks along Duke of Gloucester Street in the heart of historic Williamsburg, VA. We often dress her up to attend a play or eat lunch at a colonial tavern. I decided to make lacy tights that would be warm enough for a Virginia winter, yet look airy at the same time. I searched for a pattern, but could not find any that met my expectations, so I made my own warm, airy, and girly tights. They are just perfect for our Sunday strolls.

SIZE

2T [3T, 4T, 5, 6]

Shown in size 3T

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Waist: 18[18.5, 19, 19.5, 20] inches
Inseam Length: 14[15.5, 17, 18.5, 20] inches

Note: Tights are knit with negative ease for a snug comfortable fit and proper showcasing of the details. Sizes given will fit waist 20[20.5, 21, 21.5, 22] inches.

MATERIALS

Knit Picks Risata [42% Cotton, 39% Superwash Merino Wool, 13% Polyamide, 6% Elite Elastic; 196 yards/178 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein];

Buttermilk; 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] skeins.

Recommended needle sizes

US #2.5/3 mm 16-inch circular needle
US #2.5/3 mm double-point needles (set of 5)
US #1/2.25 mm double-point needles (set of 5)

NOTIONS

Smooth waste yarn
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
18[18.5, 19, 19.5, 20] inches of three-eighths of an inch wide elastic
Sewing needle and thread

GAUGE

28 sts and 37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles

32 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with smaller needles

PATTERN NOTES

Zig-zag Pattern (8 sts/9 row repeat)

Rnds 1-3: Knit around.
Rnd 4: * K1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * around.
Rnd 5: Knit around.
Rnd 6: * K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 7: Knit around.
Rnd 8: * K3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 9: Knit around.


Flower Pattern (8 sts/9 row repeat)

Rnds 1- 3: Knit around.
Rnd 4: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1
Rnd 5: Knit around.
Rnd 6: K3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2
Rnd 7: Knit around.
Rnd 8: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1
Rnd 9: Knit around.



S2kp – slip next 2 sts to right needle as if to knit them together; knit next stitch, pass both slipped stitches, together, over stitch just knit. Forms a centered double decrease.

Skills Required

Knitting in the round, decrease, increase, short rows, lace.


INSTRUCTIONS

WAIST BAND

Using circular needle, cast on 126[130, 134, 138, 142] sts. Place marker, being careful not to twist, join to begin working in the round. Beginning of the round will be the center of the front. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1.5 inches.

HIPS

Continue in stockinette st until work measures 6[7, 7.5, 8, 8.5] inches.

CROTCH INCREASES

Rnd 1: M1, pm, knit around: 127[131, 135, 139, 143] sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: Knit around.
Rnd 4: Slip marker, m1, k1, M1, slip marker, knit around: 129[133, 137, 141, 145] sts.
Rnds 5 and 6: Knit around.
Rnd 7: Slip marker, M1, knit to the next marker, M1, slip marker, knit around: 131[135, 139, 143, 147] sts.
Repeat Rnds 5-7, 2[2, 3, 3, 4] more times: 135[139, 145, 149, 155] sts.

At this point, interrupt crotch increasing and work short rows for seat shaping.

Short Row 1 (RS): K104[107, 112, 115, 120], w&t.
Short Row 2 (WS): P64[66, 68, 70, 72], w&t.
Sunday StrollShort Row 3: K59[61, 63, 65, 67], w&t.
Short Row 4: P54[56, 58, 60, 62], w&t.
Short Row 5: K49[51, 53, 55, 57], w&t.
Short Row 6: P44[46, 48, 50, 52], w&t.
Short Row 7: K39[41, 43, 45, 47], w&t.
Short Row 8: P34[36, 38, 40, 42], w&t.
Short Row 9: K29[31, 33, 35, 37], w&t.
Short Row 10: P24[26, 28, 30, 32], w&t.
Short Row 11: K19[21, 23, 25, 27], w&t.
Short Row 12: P14[16, 18, 20, 22], w&t.
Short Rows 13 and 14: Knit around, knitting the wraps with the st they wrap.
Short row seat shaping is finished.

Continue increasing for crotch.
Next Rnd: slip marker, m1, knit to the next marker, m1, slip marker, knit around: 137[141, 147, 151, 157] sts.
Next Rnd: Knit around.
Next Rnd: Knit around.

Repeat last 3 rnds until you have 15[15, 17, 17, 19] sts between markers: 141[145, 151, 155, 161] sts.
Slip 15[15, 17, 17, 19] crotch sts on waste yarn: 126[130, 134, 138, 142] sts.

LEFT LEG

With larger size dpns, k56[58, 59, 61, 62], cast on 0[0, 1, 1, 2] st(s): 56[58, 60, 62, 64] sts. Distribute stitches on the needles evenly. Slip remaining 70[72, 75, 77, 80] sts to separate strand of waste yarn.

Join to work in the round.

Work Zig-zag Pattern as foll:

Rnds 1-3: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 4: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k4, * k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k4, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 5: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 6: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k4, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k4, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 7: : P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 8: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k4, *k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k4, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 9: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].

Work Flower Pattern as foll:

Rnd 1 (Decrease rnd): P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2tog, knit around to last 2[3, 4, 5, 2] sts, ssk, p0[1, 2, 3, 0]: 54[56, 58, 60, 62] sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 4: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k3, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k3, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 5: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 6: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k3[4, 5, 6, 3], *k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k3, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 7: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 8: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k3, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k3, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 9: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].

Work Zig-zag Pattern as foll:

Rnd 1 (Decrease rnd): P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2tog, knit around to last 2[3, 4, 5, 2] sts, ssk, p0[1, 2, 3, 0]: 52[54, 56, 58, 60] sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 4: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2, * k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k2, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 5: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 6: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k2, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 7: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 8: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2, *k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k2, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 9: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].

Work Flower Pattern as foll:

Rnd 1 (Decrease rnd): P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2tog, knit around to last 2[3, 4, 5, 2] sts, ssk, p0[1, 2, 3, 0]: 50[52, 54, 56, 58] sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 4: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k1, * k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k1, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 5: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 6: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k1, *k 3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k1, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 7: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 8: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k1, * k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, k1, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 9: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].

Work Zig-zag Pattern as foll:

Rnd 1 (Decrease rnd): P0[1, 2, 3, 0], k2tog, knit around to last 2[3, 4, 5, 2] sts, ssk, p0[1, 2, 3, 0]: 48[50, 52, 54, 56] sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 4: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], * k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 5: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 6: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], * k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, p0[1, 2, 3, 0]
Rnd 7: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Round 8: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], * k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2; repeat from * 5[5, 5, 5, 6] times more, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].
Rnd 9: P0[1, 2, 3, 0], knit around to last 0[1, 2, 3, 0] sts, p0[1, 2, 3, 0].

Leg decreasing is finished: 48[50, 52, 54, 56] sts.

Work even alternating Flower Pattern and Zig-zag Pattern until the leg measures 9[10.5, 12, 13.5, 15] inches. Switch to smaller dpns and continue as established until the leg measures 12.5[14, 15.5, 17, 18.5] inches, ending with a complete pattern repeat.

LEFT HEEL FLAP

Heel Flap is knit back and forth in stockinette st. Turn work.
Row 1 (WS): P24[25, 26, 27, 28], leave remaining sts unworked.
Cont in stockinette st for 1.5[1.5, 1.5, 2, 2] inches, ending with a WS row.

Sunday StrollLEFT HEEL TURN

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k14[15, 16, 17, 18], k2tog, turn work
Row 2: Sl 1, p6[7, 8, 9, 10], p2tog, turn work
Row 3: Sl 1, k6[7, 8, 9, 10], k2tog, turn work

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until all side stitches are decreased, ending with a WS row: 8[9, 10, 11, 12] sts.

LEFT FOOT

K8[9, 10, 11, 12] sts, pick up and knit 8[8, 8, 10, 10] sts on the side of Heel Flap, k24[25, 26, 27, 28] (top of foot), pick up and knit 8[8, 9, 10, 10] sts on the side of Heel Flap, k4[5, 5, 6, 6]. This will be your new beginning of the round.

You have 48[50, 52, 58, 60] sts. Distribute stitches on the needles as foll:
Needle 1 - 12[12, 13, 14, 15] sts,
Needle 2 – 12[13, 13, 15, 15] sts
Needle 3 – 12[12, 13, 14, 15] sts
Needle 4 – 12[13, 13, 15, 15] sts

Decrease Rnd: Knit to last 2 sts on needle, k2tog; repeat from * around: 44[46, 48, 54, 56] sts.
Work in St st until 1 inch less than desired length to end of toe.

LEFT TOE

Decrease Rnd: Knit to last 2 sts on needle, k2tog; repeat from * around: 42[44, 46, 52, 54] sts.
Repeat Decrease Rnd until 8[10, 12, 10, 8] sts remain. To finish, cut yarn, draw through the remaining sts, pulling tightly to close. Weave in ends.

RIGHT LEG

Return to the crotch. Slip 15[15, 17, 17, 19] sts opposite front crotch onto waste yarn. Distribute remaining 55[57, 58, 60, 61] sts evenly on larger size dpns for the Right Leg. Cast on 1[1, 2, 2, 3] sts. Join to work in the round (beginning of the rnd is inseam): 56[58, 60, 62, 64] sts.

Work same as Left Leg from first Zig-zag pattern to Left Heel Flap.

RIGHT HEEL FLAP

Row 1 (RS): K24[25, 26, 27, 28], leave remaining sts unworked.
Cont in stockinette st for 1.5[1.5, 1.5, 2, 2] inches, ending with a WS row.

Complete same as Left Leg, beginning with Heel Turn.

FINISHING

Graft crotch seam, and stitch side holes closed.

Fold waistband in half to inside, using tapestry needle and project yarn, sew band to form elastic casing, sewing between purl bumps on WS of fabric and cast on edge. When 2 inches remain to be sewn, cut a piece of elastic to fit waist (or 19[19.5, 20, 20.5] inches long). Insert elastic into casing, being careful not to twist elastic. Overlap ends one inch and sew together firmly using sewing needle and thread. Sew remaining portion of casing closed. Weave in all ends.

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Marina Hayes

Marina Hayes was born and raised in Ural Mountains of Russia where she learned to knit as a child. Currently she lives and knits in a quiet little town with a big history in Virginia. Marina's husband and two toddler daughters are her greatest source of inspiration.

She started to write down her improvisations after numerous requests for her patterns on Ravelry.

 

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