Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
c&w's mama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,984
waistbands for knit longies

As he gets older, the tie waistbands aren't going to cut it for a number of reasons...

I am currently working on a pair with elastic but have seen a couple that are not elastic or drawstring-- is it just ribbing? What patterns are those? And does that only work for small babies who aren't crawling or walking?

(thanks!)

Advertisement

__________________
a happy mama with
thanks DH
Will almost always trade for yarn (vanilla. peppermint.)
c&w's mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
808mamaof3's Avatar
808mamaof3
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 5,986
My Mood:
Re: waistbands for knit longies

Not sure if there is a specific pattern with the ribbing only instructions. If you want ribbing only I'd size down my needles more and do a 1x1 or 2x2 ribbing.
__________________
*** Wifey to my love and mommy to my two little men and my sweet baby girl ***
808mamaof3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 03:00 AM   #3
omahonycm's Avatar
omahonycm
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,308
I have done (and like) small needles, maybe 3 sizes smaller than what you would use on the body, then k1, p1 for 3". It can be left up or folded down.
__________________
Marie - Living my dreams! Mama to a bright and busy big girl, a sweet little toddler girl and expecting a surprise in November! If I'm not with my daughters, then I'm or doing or spending time with the husband or... what else? here on DS!
omahonycm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #4
MamaDawn's Avatar
MamaDawn
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,703
My Mood:
Re: waistbands for knit longies

Why don't you like the elastic ones? If it's that you don't like making the casing you can do the normal ribbing and put elastic thread through the ribbing to help keep them up.
__________________
Wife to Goob, SAH- homeschooling, knitting mama to Pooka (7-16-2002) Munchkin (7-28-2005) Little Dude (6-26-2007) and My Little Monster (11-26-10)

Hand Painted yarn by Fairy Tale Knits

Direct link to my current colorways
MamaDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
c&w's mama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,984
Re: waistbands for knit longies

not really that I don't like them, knit only just seems more comfy (won't cut into the belly as much) but I didn't know if they'd stay up. just looking for ideas

the ones I've seen do just look like smaller ribbing but I wasn't sure if maybe people were threading elastic through that I just couldn't see in small pictures.
__________________
a happy mama with
thanks DH
Will almost always trade for yarn (vanilla. peppermint.)
c&w's mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
2much2luv's Avatar
2much2luv
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,321
Re: waistbands for knit longies

I've done a pair in 1x1 ribbing on size 1 needles and they work great, haven't stretched out or anything.
2much2luv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
MamaDawn's Avatar
MamaDawn
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,703
My Mood:
Re: waistbands for knit longies

what type of elastic are you using? With the casing they don't cut at all into Jonnie's belly... they seem to be a soft elastic like my yoga pants... wonder if it's different kids or different elastic...
__________________
Wife to Goob, SAH- homeschooling, knitting mama to Pooka (7-16-2002) Munchkin (7-28-2005) Little Dude (6-26-2007) and My Little Monster (11-26-10)

Hand Painted yarn by Fairy Tale Knits

Direct link to my current colorways
MamaDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #8
c&w's mama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,984
Re: waistbands for knit longies

do you get really wide? I have 3/8 inch.

I'm going for like yoga pants because that's what I would want.

btw-- I've only bought drawstring longies from other knitters. Asking because I have no examples.
__________________
a happy mama with
thanks DH
Will almost always trade for yarn (vanilla. peppermint.)

Last edited by c&w's mama; 03-18-2013 at 07:15 PM.
c&w's mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 05:30 AM   #9
MamaDawn's Avatar
MamaDawn
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,703
My Mood:
Re: waistbands for knit longies

I'm sorry I think DiaperSwappers ate my reply... I came in to tell you about a new pattern that's free now if you are willing to be a tester and has a ribbed waist band that doesn't have a drawstring... http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...orever-longies

I also use 3/8" but it's the knit ones... I got some other kind before and realized when I was sewing it that it's the kind that I know irritate me... I don't remember what it's called but I can tell by how it feels, so I just get knit now

Quote:
Originally Posted by c&w's mama View Post
do you get really wide? I have 3/8 inch.

I'm going for like yoga pants because that's what I would want.

btw-- I've only bought drawstring longies from other knitters. Asking because I have no examples.
__________________
Wife to Goob, SAH- homeschooling, knitting mama to Pooka (7-16-2002) Munchkin (7-28-2005) Little Dude (6-26-2007) and My Little Monster (11-26-10)

Hand Painted yarn by Fairy Tale Knits

Direct link to my current colorways
MamaDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
c&w's mama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,984
Re: waistbands for knit longies

amazing info as always!!! thank you so much!! I will message her on rav (or just fill out the questionnaire, haven't yet read enough to see what I should do)

And thanks so much for the elastic tip- I will buy some of that next time I'm in a fabric store-- sounds also like what I'm looking for!

__________________
a happy mama with
thanks DH
Will almost always trade for yarn (vanilla. peppermint.)
c&w's mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.