Soaker Pattern

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Soaker Pattern

Soakers—used instead of rubber pants are becoming more popularnot airtight, they minimize scalding and when made of Enterprise Cotton Yarn may be boiled to sterilize as required by modern medical practice.

Three balls of yarn will make two pair of average size. To add a colorful touch make the cord at the waist line in baby pink or blue.
Needles—Boye Steel No. 3. Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.

Size When Finished: Approximately 8½ by 7½ inches.

Cast on 98 sts (waistline). K 2, p 2, alternately, ending row with k 2.
Row 2: P 2, k 2, to end row with p 2. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 6 rows from beginning.
Row 7: Make beading as follows: K 2, * p 2, yarn over right hand needle. K the next 2 sts together, repeat from * to within 4 sts of end, p 2, k the last 2 sts.
Rows 8 to 13 inclusive: Repeat rows 1 and 2, using the "overs" in row 7 as sts.
Row 14: Change to garter st, k 1 row plain.
Row 15: K to within 3 sts of end, k 2 together, k the last st, repeat this row until 1 st remains; fasten off, leaving end of thread to sew with.
Sew ends of ribbing together (center front). Fold panties so point meets seam of ribbing; sew the first 11 ridges on each side of point to first 11 ridges below ribbing, leaving the remaining ridges free, for leg openings.
With a double strand of thread, crochet a ch 22 inches long (about 100 sts), draw ch in and out through beading and finish each end with a small tassel.