Under the britches

hsfg's picture

As a former pattern maker.....I have been working on a pattern for a "refined fit" boxers. The KAL seemes more of "fun" boxers.....but I am working on boxers to be be worn under dress slacks and suits !
A wild color combo etc....under a "button down" kind of image. But no bunching up or twisting under the slacks.....Let me know if anyone is interested in the resluts of this test !


jessemkahn's picture

very interested! i'm part of the boxer KAL, but i agree they look like the sort you'd dance around the house in, not wear to work. bring it on!

scottly's picture

The KAL boxers are definitely lounge wear not really under things at all. I would love to be able to knit boxers that I could actully wear and then throw in the washer and dryer and wear again. Also, I'm not really keen in wool boxers. I would love to see what you come up with.

kylewilliam's picture

yes... agreed - the skacel pattern is more PJ/sleepytime boxers... not so much wear around everywhere boxers... it'd be nice to try a more "fitted" set as well, although I think they'd probably warrant even smaller yarn which would mean more stitches... and at 3/4 through my lounge pair I don't know if I'll have another pair in me lol



I agree with the others, The KAL boxers are more for plaaytime or lounge. would like some to wear everday. I will try any pattern once.

CRobertK's picture

I'd definitely be interested. I didn't think I could do the boxers and the clogs for the KAL and already had the clog pattern so I went that route. Now that my clogs are well under way, I may want to do the boxers as well.

My hubby is an all boxer all of the time kind of guy (I'm more of a brief guy myself) and I thought I would knit him a pair to lounge in, but if you're working up a pattern for a more functional pair, I'd be very interested in that pattern as well.


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rainbowfarmer's picture

I'd love to knit boxers too - so please do post the pattern when you've got it and we can all try it out.

Would you consider doing a knitted brief pattern too? I love the thought of knitting my own briefs in a cotton yarn or perhaps in the Rowan denim yarn. Has anyone else any patterns for briefs anywhere ?

In the meantime I have also purchased the KAL pattern from a shop in the States - and can't wait for it to come to Scotland for me so I can have a bash at it too. Seeing all you other guys working on the project has inspired me to join in. My current socks will take a back burner when the boxers pattern arrives!

CRobertK's picture

I'd be very interested in a briefs pattern if you find one. All I've found is thongs, jocks, and panties in my searches.

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