I improvised these tiny pants in the hopes of the design allowing them to grow a little with the baby, by unfolding the garter stitch top and bottom as he grows. I wanted something that would fit him right from the start, but it seemed like a waste to make something that would only fit for a week or two.
I’ve written down loosely how I made these in case anyone is interested. I’m not used to writing instructions, least of all in english, so if this is not clear just send me a mail and I will try to phrase it better.
CO 40 and knit 40 rounds garter stitch in the round
Switch to stockinette stitch, and increase 30 st in the first round, 70 st total
Knit 55 rounds stockinette
Bind off 3 stitches (at end of round, or where you want the “inseam” of the legs to be)
Put stitches on hold and repeat from beginning for second leg
Join legs on one needle, with inseam bindoffs facing each other.
Knit 3 rounds, and place marker in the front of the pants where the two legs meet. In the next round, * decrease one st in front of marker and one st after marker. Knit 3 rounds. *
Repeat from * to * 2 more times.
Knit 25 rounds in stockinette.
Decrease 43 stitches evenly over the last round, 85 st total left on needles
Knit 48 rounds garter stitch
Bind of loosely
Seam hole in crotch