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Old 08-17-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hi I am looking for another longies pattern. What does everyone use or like? I have been using the sheepy pants but I'm not a fan of the gusset. Any suggestions? I looked at the wonderpants but you need the 40" circs right? I don't have those or have a clue how to use them.

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I like Freckle. Her gusset is easy peasy. What is it specifically you don't like about the gusset? They are pretty easy to change.
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Re: Longies Pattern Recommendation

I started out with the Wonderpants, but I didn't have a 40" circ. Instead I used two separate circs for the legs. I REALLY want to try the Freckle bottoms but I'm a little hesitant to try anything with a gusset . . . still a newbie
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Thanks mamas

What I don't like about the gusset on sheepy is the way it seems like the stitches really pull creating holes. Do you think not having the extension would help? Do I really need the extension?
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You don't need the extension just add three more rows before you add the gusset so your rise is the right length. I don't do the first increases like she does either because I don't like the holes. What I do is when I get ready to break for the back gusset I place a marker 1 stitch before the CBM, knit 1, remove CBM, knit 1, place marker. So you will have *marker 2 stitches marker*. I do the same thing for the front. Then I skip KRL/KLL and just do the M1F/M1B increases on the next round after placing my two markers. Then I pick up 6 stitches instead of 4 for the legs. Also I close the gusset first before starting the legs.
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You don't need the extension just add three more rows before you add the gusset so your rise is the right length. I don't do the first increases like she does either because I don't like the holes. What I do is when I get ready to break for the back gusset I place a marker 1 stitch before the CBM, knit 1, remove CBM, knit 1, place marker. So you will have *marker 2 stitches marker*. I do the same thing for the front. Then I skip KRL/KLL and just do the M1F/M1B increases on the next round after placing my two markers. Then I pick up 6 stitches instead of 4 for the legs. Also I close the gusset first before starting the legs.
OK, I thought maybe picking up more stitches might also help. Thank you! I really didn't want to have to buy another pattern at this point. I'm starting a pair of longies tonight so I will try this and see how it works. So not doing the increase row won't make the shape look weird or anything? I'm sorry I know I should just try for myself but since I'm new at knitting I'm scared to change anything lol.
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I really like the wonderpants pattern, but hate to magic loop, so just knit the legs separately.

I also start my gusset with 2 stitches between the increases
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So can I do the body of the longies on 16" instead of the 40"? Sorry I didn't buy the pattern yet and I don't know what it says and I don't have 40" circs.
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Oh ok, 2 stitches between the increases, I understand now.
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So can I do the body of the longies on 16" instead of the 40"? Sorry I didn't buy the pattern yet and I don't know what it says and I don't have 40" circs.
Yup - you can basically do whatever you normally do for longies. The major difference is the gusset.
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