Kanoko joy

I can’t tell you how excited I am about today’s post! It literally took me three months to finish it and now I can reveal to the world my latest completed knitting project – my Kanoko pants, made using my favourite Bendigo Woollen Mills luxury wool, specially for Bugs for the coming cooler months!

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Kanoko pants was designed by the extremely talented Yumiko Sakurai who provided the pattern for free! How fantastic is that!

The word “Kanoko” means seed stitch in Japanese. Here’s what a knitted seed stitch looks like up close….see the big horizontal part of the pants that are extra bumpy -that’s seed stitch for you!

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It looks pretty complex at first glance but it was a real easy knit! It was pretty quick too! It took me three months because I only had half an hour every other day to work on this. If I was able to work on it uninterrupted, bet this would have taken two weeks tops! Here’s the pants just after I had finished all the knitting.

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There was a tiny bit of sewing to be done which was mainly around the waistband area. Before I started the sewing, I crocheted up a long string to add around the waistband.

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Next I stitched on an elastic band before finally closing up the waistband.

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Once that was done and I had weaved in the other loose bits of string –Voila! My Kanoko pants project was finally complete!

Here’s how it looks like from the front….

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From the back…

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And finally a close up of the waistband in front.

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There’s still a teeny weeny bit of work I need to do called blocking to basically straighten out the edges which have furled up….

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But I just couldn’t resist trying them on Bugs to see how they looked….

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A perfect fit! These pants are going to be super handy when the mercury dips! Hooray for Kanoko (seed stitch)!

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2 thoughts on “Kanoko joy

  1. Those are fantastic! So pretty. I would love to make those for my little man, but I barely have time to think, let alone learn to knit.

  2. Pingback: Testing testing « A happy moment a day- my project 365

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