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Old 06-05-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Teddies shorts
Hi Everyone!

Was wondering if anyone has knitted a gusset for a pair of shorts as in Catherine Bouquerel's pattern book 'Knitting for Teddies'?.

The pattern is really cute but I find it very confusing. Basically I am stuck at the gusset part.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Old 06-05-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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If you can describe exactly what in the pattern is confusing,
I'm sure somebody can help.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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Thank you. Here goes:
Having knitted the legs and placed them on two needles - legs having 26 stitches each...

"Work the gusset: Cast on 16 sts.
Slip the stitches onto one of the needles between the sts held for two legs.
Work in st st, beg with the 16 sts in the center, picking up on each row 5 sts four times and 6 sts once from each group of leg sts. At the same time, on 8 alt rows at the right-hand gusset edge sl1, K1, psso and on the left side K2tog (52 stitches)..

the bit that I dont really understand is the bit about cast on 16 sts being followed by picked up stitches??

Some help, (any help) would be really appreciated here.

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Old 06-05-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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It looks like you're going to cast 16 stitches onto the end of one of your needles.

Then you'll work across those 16, plus 5 from the ones on the needle originally. You'll turn the work then and purl back, working the first 5 from the other needle.

On the next row, you'll work the stitches you just did plus 5 more.

Each time you turn, you'll knit 5 more stitches from the other needle that haven't been knit yet.

On the final rows, you'll include the final 6 from each side and will now have all your stitches on the needle.

AT THE SAME TIME you're doing this, you'll be decreasing at each edge of the gusset (the center 16) so that you'll use them up and end up with 52 stitches again.

Clear enough?

On the next row you'll work across the 21 you just knit plus 5 more.

Keep doing this until you've knit two more knit rows where you've picked up 5 each time.

Then you'll do it again and knit all the stitches.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:36 AM   #5
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Oh wow, some light in my proverbial tunnel!!

I will do exactly that and report later...

Thanks very much !
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