Using circular needle, CO 112[116, 120, 128] sts. Do not join.
Rows 1-8: [K2, p2] to end.
Row 9 [RS]: P all sts. This row forms a turning ridge for waistband elastic
Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not
Rounds 10-17: [K2, p2] to end.
Round 18: P6, place marker, p44[46,
48, 52], place marker, p12, place marker,
p44[46, 48, 52], place marker,
p6; remove end-of-round marker, k4, p2. You
are at the first marker. This point will
now be end of round; replace marker with
Waistband is complete.
Rounds 19-20: [K to marker, p2, k8, p2]
Shape seat using short rows as follows:
Row 1 [RS]: K26[27, 29, 31]; W&T.
Row 2 [WS]: P8[8, 10, 10]; W&T.
Note: When working short rows that follow,
work wraps together with wrapped sts.
Row 3 [RS]: K11[11, 14, 14]; W&T.
Row 4 [WS]: P14[14, 18, 18]; W&T.
Row 5 [RS]: K17[17, 22, 22]; W&T.
Row 6 [WS]: P20 [20, 26, 26]; W&T.
Row 7 [RS]: K23 [23, 30, 30]; W&T.
Row 8 [WS]: P26 [26, 34, 34]; W&T.
Row 9 [RS]: K29 [29, 37, 38]; W&T.
Row 10 [WS]: P32 [32, 40, 42]; W&T.
Row 11 [RS]: K35 [38, 43, 45]; W&T.
Row 12 [WS]: P38 [38, 46, 48]; W&T.
Row 13 [RS]: [K to marker, p2, k8, p2] twice.
Begin Cable Pattern:
Next Round: [K to marker,
work first row of chart over next 12 sts]
From this point, work each set of 12 sts
between markers in cable pattern as set,
maintaining all other sts in stockinette
Continue in pattern until work measures
5.5[6, 6.5, 7] inches from lower edge of
waistband. Be sure to measure length of piece
along side edge, NOT along back; back will
be longer than front and sides because of
short row shaping.
Next Round: [K22(23, 24, 26), m1, k to marker,
work in pattern to next marker) twice.
114[118, 122, 130] sts.
Work 1 round in pattern.
Divide for Legs:
Next Round: Using double-point needles, k21[22,
23, 25], place next 60[62, 64, 68] sts
on hold on waste yarn, place marker to
indicate inseam, work remaining 33[34,
35, 37] sts in pattern. 54[56, 58, 62]
sts. Redistribute sts between needles as
Work in pattern as set until work measures
3[4, 5, 6] inches from crotch, or until
leg is 2.75 inches less than desired length.
Transfer sts to waste yarn and try pants
on child at this point to determine desired
Increase Round: K1, m1, k to 7 sts before
inseam marker, m1, k14, m1, k to 1 st before
next marker, m1, work in pattern to end.
58[60, 62, 66] sts.
Work 5 rounds in pattern.
Repeat these 6 rounds once more, then work
Increase Round once more. 66[68, 70, 74]
Work 2 rounds in pattern.
Next Round: K to 1 st before inseam marker,
drop next st from needle and allow it to
unravel back to 2-3 rows before crotch, work
phoney seam (see link in Pattern Notes) back
up to current round; continue in pattern
as set to end of round.
P 1 round.
K 1 round.
Repeat these 2 rounds twice more.
BO all sts purlwise.
Leaving first and last 3 held sts on waste
yarn, transfer 54[56, 58, 62] held sts
to needles for second leg, placing markers
at inseam and on either side of cable panel.
Position needles so that beginning of round
is located at left edge of cable panel;
rejoin yarn at beginning of round.
Note: The 3 sts at center front and
center back of crotch will be grafted together
Work as for first leg, EXCEPT work phoney
seam in st after inseam marker.