Cotton Summer Shorts Knitting Pattern
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.
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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can you help me with extra small size because small still bigger for me? thank you
Hi! My best advice is to make sure your gauge is correct and possible go down a needle size. Someday I might add more sizes to this pattern 🙂
Hi, thank you for your reply. I’m new to knitting so i’m still confusing, i went down a needle size but it didn’t meet the gauge so i went up, it met the gauge but the shorts still bigger for me. Should i keep go down the needle size until i meet the gauge or should i change the yarn? Thank you.
The links are broken won’t allow me to download any size
Hi Barbara! It seems to look alright and be working on my end. I would recommend making sure that your browser isn’t blocking pop-up windows because it does open in a new tab. Otherwise, you could try right clicking the link and downloading that way.
Hope that helps! -Kaitlin