Man’s Underpants

MATERIALS:  7 oz. (full lenth) (13 oz. for 2 pairs), 5 oz. (half length), PATONS BEEHIVE Vest Wool, Patonised.  Two No. 13 and two No. 11 BEEHIVE or QUEEN BEE Needles.  Five buttons.

 

MEASUREMENTS:  length of front seam to lower edge of Gusset, 13 ins. Lenth of leg seam (full length), 24 ins.  Length of leg seam (half length), 7 ins.

 

TENSION:  8 stitches and 10 rows to one square inch on No. 11 Needles, measured over stocking stitch.

 

FULL LENGTH – Left Leg:  Using No. 13 Needles, cast on 70 sts.

1st row – K. 2, * P. 1, K. 1, rep. from * to end.  Rep. this row for 5 ins.

Change to No. 11 Needles.  Proceed in stg. st. knitting 1 st. at both ends of every row, inc. 1 st. at both ends of 5th and every following 4th row until there are 88 sts. on needle.

Work 5 ins. Without shaping, finsishing at end of a P. row.

Inc. 1 st. at both ends of next and every following 4th row until there are 144 sts. On needle.

** Work 18 rows without shaping.

Proceed as follows: -

1st row – K. 8, P. to last st., K. 1.  2nd row – K.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows 17 times, then 1st row once.

Keeping border of 8 sts. correct, dec. 1st. at beg. of next and every following 4th row until 136 sts. remain.  Work 1 row.

Proceed as follows: -

1st row (on which buttonhole is worked) – K. to last 5 sts., cast off 2, K. to end. 2nd row – K. 3, cast on 2, K. 3, P. to last st., K. 1.  Still keeping border correct, continue dec. at beg. of next and every following 4th row until 133 sts. remain.

Work 1 row

Work 2 rows, making a buttonhole as before.

Shape back as follows: -

1st row – K. 1, K. 2 tog., K. 56, turn.

2nd and alt. Rows – P. to last st., K. 1.

3rd row – K. 54, turn.  5th row – K. 1, K2 tog., K. 47, turn.  7th row – K. 45, turn.  9th row – K. 1, K. 2 tog., K. 38, turn.  11th row – K. 26, turn.

Continue without further dec., working 4 sts. less on every K. row until the row “K. 8, turn” has been worked.

Next row – P. to last st., K. 1.

Change to No. 13 Needles and proceed thus: -

1st row – K. 2, * P. 1, K. 1, rep. From * to last 8 sts., K. 8.  2nd row – K. 8, * P. 1, K. 1, rep. from * to end.  3rd – 12th rows – Rep. 1st and 2nd rows 5 times.  13 row – K. 2, * P. 1, K. 1, rep. From * to last 8 sts., K. 3, cast off 2, K. to end.  14th row – K. 3, cast on 2, K. 3, * P. 1, K. 1, rep. from * to end.  Rep. rows 1-14 incl. twice, then 1st row once.  Cast off.

RIGHT LEG – Work as Left Leg until there are 144 sts. on needle.

** Work 17 rows without shaping, casting on 8 st. at end of last row for underflap.

Proceed as follows: - 1st row – K.  2nd row – K. 1, P. to last 8 sts., K. 8.

Rep. These 2 rows 18 times

Keeping border of 8 sts. correct, dec. 1 st. at end of next and every following 4th row until 141 sts. remain.

Work 2 rows without shaping.

Shape back as follows: -

1st row – K. 1, P. 58, turn.  2nd row – K. to last 3 sts., K. 2 tog., K. 1.  3rd row – K. 1, P. 53, turn.  4th row – K. 5th row – K. 1, P. 49, turn.  6th row – K. to last 3 sts., K. 2 tog., K. 1.  7th row – K. 1, P. 44, turn.  8th row – K.  9th row – K. 1, P. 40, turn.  10th row – As 6th row.

Continue without further dec., working 4 sts. less on every P. row until the row “K. 1, P. 7, turn” has been worked.

Next row – K. to end.

Change to No. 13 Needles and proceed as follows: -

1st row – K. 2, * P. 1, K. 1 rep. From * to last 8 sts., K. 8. 2nd row – K. 8, * P. 1, K. 1, rep. From * to end.

Rep. 1st and 2nsd  rows 20 times, then 1st row once.  Cast off.

 

GUSSET – Using No. 11 Needles, casst on 2 sts.

Proceed in stg. St. inc. 1 st. at both ends of 1st and every alt. row until there are 20 sts. on needle.

Dec. 1 st. at both ends of every alt. row until 2 sts. remain.  Cast off.

 

HALF LENGTH – Left Leg:  Using No. 13 Needles, cast on 118 sts.

1st row – K. 2, * P. 1, K.1, rep. from * to end

Rep. This row for 2 ins.

Change to No. 11 Needles and proceed in stg. st. knitting 1 st. at both ends of every  row, inc. 1 st. at both ends of 5th and every following 4th row until there are 144 sts. on needle.

Complette\\ete as fro Left Leg of full length Pants working from ** to end.

Right Leg  Work as Left Leg until there are 144 sts. on needle.

Complete as for Right Leg of full length Pants working from ** to end.

Work Gusset as given for full length Pants.

 

TO MAKE UP – Block and press fabric.  Join leg seams to last inc. Stitch Gusset into position.  Stitch down underflap.  Join front opening for 1 inch from gusset.  Join back seam.  Attach buttons.  Press seams.