S is here to show you the Nature Walk Knit Pants made up in a few of the new City Weekend interlock knits. The Nature Walk Pants are the quiet sibling of the Nature Walk Pullover. Because these pants don’t draw attention to themselves, many people have been surprised when they’ve seen the pants in person. They’re very easy to make, quite versatile, and extremely useful.
S has been wearing them a lot lately. To demonstrate how they’re as great for girls as they are for boys, I thought it would be nice to show you a few examples of the pants in action.
Every Tuesday the kids in S’s kindergarten class are expected to wear sneakers and comfortable pants to school for gym class. I made her two pairs of the pants in a plain navy interlock (not from the City Weekend line) for gym day. She likes them because they’re very comfortable, with a minimum of seams. She’s a very skinny kid, and we usually have trouble finding pants that fit. But this pattern works well when we lengthen a small size to fit her.
For weekend and everyday wear, she likes the pants in the Cafe Dot interlock from City Weekend. It’s cute and fun, not so serious like her school gym pants.
And the best part? If you combine the Nature Walk Knit Pants with the Hopscotch Dress pattern (also designed for knits) it makes wonderfully comfortable and cozy pajamas. I shortened the dress to a tunic length–somewhere between the top and the dress lengths–and added a lettuce edge hem to both the sleeves and the pants to make this pajama set. The top is made from the Park Ramble print while the top’s trim and the pants are the Cafe Dot.
Interested in trying this yourself? I’ll show you how to do a lettuce hem shortly.