Ribbed Knit Shorts
by Close Knit - Ani Follow

My first pair of knitted shorts, inspired by Barbro Andersen's knit shorts tutorial, seen here


Knit shorts

Using 4mm circular needles, cast on approximately 100 stitches (I am a size Small (US)). 

Join, being careful not to twist your work.

Purl 5 rows, knit 5 rows to get a "ribbed" effect. 

After approximately 40 rows, begin decreasing by knitting two stitches together every 10 stitches on every third row of purled stitches. 

Continue this way until you have reached your desired length (I'd recommend knitting a bit longer than you think you should) 

Cast off VERY loosely (it is important to use a stretchy cast-off for these)

Seam the bottom (about 5 cm) in the center to create a crotch. 

Hope this makes some sense. For more help, check out tutorials here and here


Discussion 6

  • Oriana Laura commented 3 years ago

    Do you remember what yarn you used, weight, and yardage? I am going through my stash right now and want to see if I have the right yarn to start on these. :)

    Close Knit - Ani replied 3 years ago

    so sorry it's taken me ages to respond! The yarn was an acrylic blend given to me from a friend's stash, sadly without any information. I wish I knew more! Good luck :)

  • Nora commented 5 years ago

    Wow, love these. It's freezing cold in NY right now and I dream of anything that can warm my butt:))

  • vvonder commented 5 years ago

    OMG, I love, love love this shorts!!!! 

  • Close Knit - Ani commented 5 years ago

    Thanks, Laura! I can't wait to make your two-toned tee!

  • Scarffaces commented 5 years ago


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