It started as a joke.
I was sitting in front of the television one evening, knitting, as usual. My teenage son was there, looking at both the television and his phone.
So, just to give him the gears I said, “Sure, if you play your cards right, I’ll knit you a nice pair of drawers for Christmas.”
Drawers is Newfoundland slang for underwear.
Eyerolls, cringes, and a good laugh followed.
Hey, wait a minute….
A quick internet search later, and I found a pattern, which proves that you can knit pretty much anything.
The pattern calls for a mid-weight wool, and I worked with my go-to, Cascade 220. Knit in the round, you start from the bottom of the legs. The left leg even has a nice cable pattern.
After the legs are joined up, it’s a fairly straightforward knit in the round. A few straight rows are required to put the arse in.
On the plus side, they’re seamless, they’re made of natural fibre, and they’re breathable.
On the minus side, they are, well, woolen drawers.
Interestingly enough, this is my first knitting sale. I printed the pattern at work, and one of my work buddies offered to buy them. Sold!
My work buddy, who’s hip to the scene, thinks that there could be a market for woolen drawers. He’s promised to give me a product review.
If there is indeed a market, I can make two versions of the woolen drawers: regular and extra scratchy.