Friday, April 20, 2007

Funky Targhee Pants Complete!

Targhee is soooo yummy. I finished up this pair of longies for Amy's little one this morning. Well, pants done last night, I-cord this morning. They are all washed, lanolized and ready for use! With the I-cord in place you can't even really see the pooling in the waistband. There was a teensy bit of pooling where the gusset is worked. Which is weird... because the only other pair I did that had that happen... were the Blushing Violet's I also made for Amy.

Targhee is such a different wool. It doesn't compress well. So I cast on about an inch fewer stitches than I needed and added them in when I got to the body. I used #4's for the waistband and it's still a pretty big gauge. It just doesn't want to compress. #7's for the body and 8's for the legs. My gauge on the 12" 8's matches what I get on 16" 7's. Those 12" circulars... I love and hate them. Hate working on them because I feel like my hands are in a vice. But LOOOVE that it FLYS. Goes soooo fast. I started these on Monday night and the pants were done Thursday night! (I-cord Friday morning). Not too shabby!



So anyhow, there they are. I'll be swatching for the second pair this weekend and getting them started next week I think. I'll have houseguests over the weekend and probably next week. Best finish getting ready for them now!

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4 comments:

Noseypants Tanya said...

Pretty pants! You are fast, no wonder you can have so many projects going. ;) I need to pick up some of those 12" for my *one project on the needles, ahem, sweater.

Liz said...

Those pants are great! I love 'em! Is there a pattern?

trevchris said...

Love the pants! Where can I get the pattern? I have a lovely grandaughter who would look so cute in those! :o) Christine.

Amy Sew Crafty! said...

got the pants! LOOVE them! thanks!