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Jazzy Snazzy Pants
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 90494AD Little girls love colorful leggings, and these striped pants are sure to please! Click here for matching sweater.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3
Finished Waist 20 (22, 24) in. (51, 56, 61) cm), waist will be drawn in with elastic. Finished Length 14 1/2 (17, 19) in. (37 (43, 48.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-139 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Peony

Bright spring pink


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Note: (A)

486-174 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Spring Leaf

Leafy grass green


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Note: (B)

486-107 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Sky

Powder blue


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Additional Materials
About 20 (22, 24) in. of elastic, 3/4 in. (2 cm) wide
GAUGE:
22 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.


M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Purl this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.


ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these sts and k2tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
Legs are worked separately from the lower edge up to the waist.

The waistband is then worked in one piece across the top of both legs.



STRIPE PATTERN
Work 4 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 4 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 8 rows with C, 2 rows with B, *2 rows with C, 8 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 4 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 4 rows with A, 4 rows with C, 2 rows with B, 4 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 4 rows with B; rep from * for Stripe pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEG (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 42 (50, 54) sts.


Rows 1-3: Knit.


Row 4 (WS): K3 (5, 4), *m1, k7 (8, 9); rep from * 4 more times, m1, k4 (5, 5) - 48 (56, 60) sts at the end of this row.

Change to larger needles and B, to begin working in Stripe pattern.


Next 3 Rows: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).


Next Row (WS): P1, m1 as if to purl, purl to last 2 sts, m1 as if to purl, p1-50 (58, 62) sts at the end of this row.

Continue in Stripe pattern as established, rep last 4 rows until there are 60 (62, 64) sts.


Next 5 Rows: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).


Next Row (WS): P1, m1 as if to purl, purl to last 2 sts, m1 as if to purl, p1-62 (64, 66) sts at the end of this row.

Continue in Stripe pattern as established, rep last 6 rows until there are 68 (78, 84) sts.

Work even in St st and Stripe pattern until piece measures about 7 1/2 (9, 10) in.

(19 (23, 25.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Crotch
Note: Continue in Stripe pattern as established.


Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, k to end - 64 (74, 79) sts at the end of this row.


Next Row: Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, p to end - 60 (70, 74) sts at the end of this row.


Next Row: K2tog, knit to end - 59 (69, 73) sts.


Next Row: P2tog, purl to end - 58 (68, 72) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until 54 (62, 66) sts rem.


Work even in St st and Stripe Pattern until piece measures about 6 (7, 8) in.

(15 (18, 20.5) cm) from beg of crotch shaping, end with a WS row.

Cut yarn and place sts for first leg onto a holder.

Make second leg in same way, but do not place sts onto a holder.



Waistband
Note: Waistband is worked with A only.

Change to smaller needles.


Row 1 (RS): Working across second Leg,*k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts of second Leg; ssk; work across first leg sts as follows: k2tog, *p2, k2; rep from * to end - 106 (122, 130) sts at the end of this row.


Ribbing
Row 2 (WS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.


Row 3: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures about 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a RS row.


Next Row: Knit one row for turning ridge.


Next Row: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.


Next Row: *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep last 2 rows until ribbing measures about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from turning ridge.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew Leg and crotch seams.

Fold Waistband to WS along turning ridge to make casing, and sew in place, leaving an opening to insert elastic.

Cut elastic to size, then thread through casing.

Seam ends of elastic.

Sew opening in casing closed.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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