Monday, July 02, 2007

Nick Nacks

As my parents used to call them when my sister and I were small. These I've made for a knitting friend's birthday next week. As a kind of joke. I think she'll find it funny, she is my best friend....



Pattern: Lacy Thong by Laura Rintala, IK free web pattern


Yarn: A merino / silk blend from knitshop.co.uk


Needles: Various, 3.75mm Boyes straights and 4mm pony circs


Time: Oh, a couple of evenings


I just love this pattern. So quick, I love the finishing feeling as much as I love the cast on feeling! The silk blend is lovely, very soft and good for stitch definition. The merino makes it a teeny bit fuzzy, but that's OK. Whilst knitting these, I was sceptical, they really don't look much like knickers until you block them. Everything including the great crochet picot edge comes together. I am tempted to do them again for me, and I'd have to do the large and I'm only a UK 10. These are the small, and they're very small. That's OK, cos my friend is a UK size teeny weeny (if very tall). To make these wearable (let's face it they're just gimmicky!) I think I'd modify the thong portion too, the pattern doesn't show that it's actually just a crochet chain! I am tempted to make these into lacy big knickers!

6 comments:

Batty said...

Ooh, sexy! Reminds me of the time we bought a friend a thong, a condom and a wedding cake for her birthday. Not sure why, but it seemed insanely funny at the time. We were in high school, maybe that explains it.

Liz said...

How fun! Hope she likes it.

Cat said...

Hee, very cute!

I hadn't noticed that sizing before, though - that's a tiny range.

Annie said...

Love 'em!! Those are so great! I can't do thongs, never could stand them. I do have one gag pair I bought in London that say "Lay back and think of England" on the crotch. Yeah, I'm a classy lady. I am, however, a fan of big lacy knickers!!

Alma said...

Oh, they look gorgeous.
I'm sure she'll find them much more than just fun!

Dame Wendy said...

Oh wow those are great! I think I may make a pair just to have hanging up somewhere. :)