Cotton Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern

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Cotton Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern Side Body View

Cotton Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern side view close up, showing subtle side-stripe details.

Cotton Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern front view, showing detail and fit along hips

 

One of the best things about hand-knit items is they just get better with age.  The stitches contour your shape perfectly and the fiber feels like it was made for you, because it was!

My goal with this pattern was to embrace the feeling of that perfect knit sweater, but in shorts!  Constructed in one piece and shaped from the waistband down, these shorts are simple and a real joy to knit.



To get the perfect fabric that would hold up with wear, I used a Juniper Moon Neve yarn and knit densely.  Accented with subtle slip stitch detailing at the edge, these shorts are sure to find a home in your wardrobe!

If you prefer shorts that are longer or shorter than the ones I am wearing in these photos, I have denoted a point in the pattern to work a longer or shorter inseam length if desired.

 

Cotton Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern close up showing shape and fit along hips and showing details.

 

I have linked the yarn and other supplies for this project in the images below:

 



To size these shorts, measure your hips at the widest point.  Refer to the measurements below to decide which size to make.  If you are in between measurements, size up!

 

Small:  32-34″ Hips

Medium:  34-36″ Hips

Large:  37-40″ Hips

X-Large:  41-45″ Hips

 

CLICK HERE to Download Knit Cotton Shorts Pattern SIZE SMALL

CLICK HERE to Download Knit Cotton Shorts Pattern SIZE MEDIUM

CLICK HERE to Download Knit Cotton Shorts Pattern SIZE LARGE

CLICK HERE to Download Knit Cotton Shorts Pattern SIZE X-LARGE

 

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With Love, Kaitlin 🙂

 

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