Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Knitting for Boys: Soaker Shorts

Since I am usually knitting up items for my little girls, it is fun to occasionally make boyish knits. And when a good friend is expecting a baby boy and planning on cloth diapering, it is the perfect opportunity to knit up some boyish shorties!

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This time I tried out a new pattern: Mama's Favorite Longies by fellow Texan Annie Soutter. I also tried out a new yarn - Peace Fleece - one well know for it's awesomeness as a diaper cover wool.

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I really loved the pattern, it was very easy to follow and would be a great first longies pattern for a new knitter. The Peace Fleece was also great - love it's wooliness! It is much rougher than some of the more mainstream yarns, but after washing is softens up.... but stays strong for rough and tumble little boys!

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This colorway is called Grass Roots... and it is brownish with a green undertone. The multi-colored flecks make it perfect for pairing with brightly colored boys' t-shirts. These shorties used a little less than one 4oz hank of Peace Fleece.

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Link to my Ravelry Project Page: Mama's Peace Shorties


  1. I absolutely love everything about this project! I LOVE that yarn! The colored flecks make me smile as big Clare! Love that baby! Her eyes have turned a beautiful brown! I seriously want hug and kiss her. I'll go do that to her cousin instead. :-)

    1. Thank you! We can't wait to see you all this weekend - then you can hug away!

  2. Cute! I LOVE Peace Fleece! Grassroots is one of my favorite colorways! Nice work :)


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