Every Friday I will feature one of my own finished objects. This year I joined the group “52 Projects in 52 Weeks” on Ravelry, and I’ve found it’s a great way to get motivated to finish up languishing projects. These monster pants weren’t exactly UFO’s, but I’d stalled out on the legs a couple of weeks ago. This week I bumped them to the top of my knitting priority pile, and soon enough I finished them, lickety split.
Pattern: Grumpybum Monster Longies
Designer: Wandering Lady
Available: FREE! at thewanderinglady (also available in the original Norwegian)
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in Eggplant, Beach Glass, Tidepool, Hollyberry, Black, and White
I found the pattern easy to use and follow. I made a few modifications, include a hemmed top edge. (I put in elastic, in lieu of an i-cord tie.) Instead of using duplicate stitch (as described in the pattern), I knit the eyes and fangs directly on the pants, using skills I’ve learned from making amigurumi. For each eye I picked up about 34 stitches, purled one round, decreased to 28, decreased to 21, switched to green, knit one round even, decreased to 14, switched to black, knit one round even, decreased to 7, pulled yarn through rem sts. For the fangs I picked up 5 stitches and made icord, decreasing on the inside edge every other round.
These pants are for my friend’s little girl, and I simply cannot wait to pop them on her and watch her monster bum toddle around the room.