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Friday, December 18, 2009

Santa Pasties and Thong

There's just no "delicate" way to describe this present to my personal Santa! They are hot and absolutely drop dead sexy. These fit perfectly since I made them and frankly what is not to love about cashmere undies?

For Santa's pasties:
I used Debbie Bliss - Cashmerino in Red since that is what I had - on ball will do top and bottom. Trim is in Lion Brand Fun Fur - one ball is more than enough and I am also doing a boa out of the rest.


With size 3 dpns, CO 48 sts.
Divide stitches by placing 16 sts on each of 3 needles.
K first round and place marker to indicate the end of a round.
Round 1: Knit around
Round 2: (K2, ssk, K8, k2tog, K2) on each needle so each decrease round reduces stitches by 6
Round 3:Knit around
Round 4: (K2, ssk, k6, k2tog, k2) on each needle
Round 5: Knit around
Round 6: (K2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2) on each needle
Round 7:Knit around
Round 8: (K2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2) on each needle
Round 9: Knit around
Round 10: (K2, ssk, k2tog, k2) on each needle
Round 11: Switch to red, knit around
Round 12: (K1, ssk, K2tog, k1) on each needle
Round 13: K2tog around
Break yarn and pull through remaining sts. Pull tightly and weave in ends.
For the trim single crochet around with the fun fur. No real need to worry about hiding the ends of this since it kind of hides itself.

For the thong - This is based on a pattern on Naughty Needles .com but I changed it to reflect my needs and yarn - but wanted to give credit.

Women’s S (if you want it bigger just go to her website)


Needles & Notions
US 7 needles, or size necessary to achieve gauge
US 3 double pointed needles, or close size (gauge not critical)

ST stitch on larger needles: 4″ =20 st

CO 25
Seed stitch border for Front Panel

Work seed stitch border over 2 rows:
Row 1 (RS): K1 *P1 K1 repeat from * to end
Row 2 (WS): K1 *P1 K1 repeat from * to end
Basically on each row except the first - when you see a knit stitch you will do a purl and vice versa.

After these rows, the first stitch will always be slipped and the last stitch will always be knit. You’ll repeat a 4 row pattern: stockinette trimmed with a four stitch seed stitch and a slipped/knit edge, decreasing either side once every four rows.

I did not place markers since it was pretty obvious where the four stitch seed st ends but your preference may be to place markers as such: This is the only time you will do this row. After - follow Row 1.

Set up markers: Sl 1, P1, K1, P1, PM, K2tog, K 13 (19, 23, 29), ssk, PM, P1, K1, P1, K1 (then proceed to Row 2).

Row 1: Sl 1, P1, K1, P1, SM, K2tog, K to 2 st from marker, ssk, SM, P1, K1, P1, K1.
Row 2: Sl 1, P1, K1, P1, SM, P to marker, SM, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 3: Sl 1, P1, K1, P1, SM, K to 2 st from marker, SM, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 4: Sl 1, P1, K1, P1, SM, P to marker, SM, P1, K1, P1, K1

Continue until you’ve decreased out the stockinette center panel, then continue to decrease twice every 4 rows until you have 3 live st.

Switch to dpns and knit 3 (3.5, 4, 4.5)” I-cord.
Next row: Sl 1, K1, P1, K2.
Repeat row.
Sl 1, K 3 into front and back loops, K1
repeat until you get 8 st
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *P1, K1, repeat from * to end
Row 3: Row 2
Row 4: Row 1
Form eyelets for cord

K2tog, YO, *K1, P1, repeat from * to 2 st from end, YO, K2tog.
Purl next row, then BO.

Side straps

With RS facing, PU 4 st along top right corner.
Knit 2″ I-cord.
K2tog, K2—3 st
Knit 2″ more I-cord
K2tog, K1—2 st
Knit 15″ more I-cord, for a total of 18″
Feed end through same-side eyelet on back tab. Make and attach tassel or pompom to end of cord.
Repeat other side.
Alternately, you make one cord 24″ long, lace it through both eyelets, make other cord 12″ long, and tie at side.
To wear, tie cords in bow at back or side.

Any questions let me know!


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