White Lies Designs
Give the boys a little support
while daring to bare!
This sexy men's thong brief
covers just the essentials while lounging, sunning,
or under clothes while running around.
Cool cotton/elastic yarn,
proves it's no longer just for socks with just enough
stretch to keep everything together while looking
Short rows create the bubble
which becomes the pouch of the thong, while keeping
the sides close to the body.
For a refresher in the execution
of short rows, see the excellent tutorial in the Summer
2003 issue of Knitty.
|Large[Extra Large, Fetch the Smelling
Waist Circumference: 34[36, 38]"
Cascade Fixation [98.3% cotton, 1.7% spandex; 100
yds per 50g ball]; color: # 9862 Deep Blue Sea; 1
1 US #5 (3.75mm) 24" circular needle
1 US H/#8 (5mm) crochet hook
1 yard 1" elastic
Sewing needle and thread
22 sts/ 40 rows = 4" in stockinette
waste yarn, CO 18 sts.
Pick up main yarn and, beg with a k row, work in st
st for 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next then every 4th row 4
even in st st for 5[5.5, 6] inches, end with RS
Inc 6 sts evenly across next and then EOR 1 time.
Next row: P10, pm, work to end.
Beg short rows as follows:
*K to last 2 sts, wrap next st and turn.
P to last 2 sts, wrap next st and turn.
K to last 3 sts, wrap next st and turn.
P to last 3 sts, wrap next st and turn.
Cont as est until 3 sts are wrapped at each end
of row and 1 st at each end remains unworked.
Work across 2 rows picking up wrapped sts at both
sides of work and unworked sts.
Rep from * 16(18, 20) times while AT
THE SAME TIME , M1 on each side of st marker
every 4th row (counting rows up center of pouch)
to 52[56, 60]sts.
Next RS row: K across, CO 50[53,
56]sts, remove waste yarn at back strap and K
across those 18 sts, CO 50[53, 56]sts. 170[180,
Join and work in the round until band measures
1.5" from CO sts.
crochet hook, work 1 row of single crochet around all
Weave in ends.
Steam lightly with steam
With tapestry needle,
work a row of X-shaped stitches around inside of waistband
1.5" high for elastic casing.
Run elastic through casing
and cut to size.
Secure ends with needle
McGowan-Michael is the owner of and designer for White
See more of her knitted undies at White Lies Designs.
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© 2004 White Lies Designs -- Joan McGowan-Michael.