My friend Cynthia (a dancer extraordinaire) has asked me to make her some leggings. Yes, you heard that correctly. I have been commissioned to make knitted pants. Not shorts, though–nothing too scandalous. This whole conversation started a long time ago and involved some measurements; I sent C off to find some yarn. But, after a year or so went by, I figured it had been a whim and nothing would come of it.
Then, as I was boarding a plane to San Francisco, I got the text: “I’m in the yarn store in North Carolina . . . what should I buy and how much?” I did a double take and proceeded to walk C through the ins and outs of yarn buying (from afar, mind you): worsted weight, I texted; merino, if you can get it!
And then, C arrived on my doorstep with a bag of yarn that was a beautiful shade of yellow–it will be perfect with her skin tone and her son picked it out; so it’s a double knockout.
But, still: pants? I have a few candidate patterns, including Lorna’s Leggings and the classic Studio Shorts (which I could lengthen). Has anyone else knit pants? Suggestions for a good–dancer-worthy pair?