When I saw the Witches' Britches pattern in Knit2Together, I wanted to knit a black-and-red-striped version I could see Granny Weatherwax wearing. (The Flickr link above is Kat Coyle's striped version, which is my favorite on Ravelry.) The perfect lounge pants!
Here's my swatch:
Knit Picks Swish DK in bordeaux and coal, US 6 needles, 6 stitches/8 rows per inch.
I'm definitely going to go with the thinner stripes. I didn't get gauge, nowhere near it, so I'll have to tinker with the numbers. I'll most likely end up using size 5 needles, so I need to knit a second swatch.
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‘Baths is unhygienic,’ Granny declared. ‘You know I’ve never agreed with baths. Sittin’ around in your own dirt like that.’
‘What do you do, then?’ said Magrat.
‘I just washes,’ said Granny. ‘All the bits. You know. As and when they becomes available.’
—Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad