Sunday, June 27, 2010

Longies Disaster!!

On Friday night I started knitting Jayden a pair of longies and with the exception of a few minor setbacks it was all going well. I finished the whole top part and had done half of one leg, then this morning I tried them on him to see how they were fitting...

And they're too small :(

I can get his legs in but they are pretty snug around his thighs and I wanted them to be loose, more like pants rather than fitted tights. *sigh* Even if I did just keep on going and leave them as tights, I doubt they would fit him for much longer.

I don't even want to think about how many hours I've put into these!


  1. It's ok! It sucks, but that's why you have to measure his inseam, hips and rise before you cast on! VERY important!
    Rip it back and start again! You've been knitting pretty fast to already be almost finished. It would take me a month or longer to knit large longies, let alone extra large!! I bet you'll have a new pair knit up super quick!

  2. I measured!! 3 times!! :(

    I've already ripped it back but I don't have it in me to try again at the moment. I think I'll have a break and do something else before my next attempt.

  3. Oh damn! Yeah fair enough, do another project and then you might feel like giving it another go.

  4. Have you measured your tension? If you have more stitches in the 10x10 sample area (which means you are knitting too tightly) you want to go up a needle size. If you have any problems measuring your tension square or are unsure of anything that I've said, just ask and I will try to explain it better.