The Bum Cosy!

Bum Cosy ©Shireen Nadir 2013

My New Years was spent taking FO shots of my new pattern – perfect for skating, more serviceable than you’d believe, adorable as all get out… my new pattern is the Bum Cosy. And yes, these are the most photos of my bum that you can ever expect to have to endure on this blog ;)

Bum Cosy ©Shireen Nadir 2013

I’m pretty proud of this one. The knitting is mindless enough that it makes a perfect car, TV or socializing project. The cables keep things from getting too dull. I knit mine in 3 days just by carrying it everywhere I went!

Bum Cosy ©Shireen Nadir 2013

The Bum Cosy is just what it sounds like; a cute and sexy little hip hugger that’s meant to be worn over jeggings or tights to keep your bum warm and stylish in this chilly weather. The Bum Cosy has simple, stretchy cabled ribs to give it form while keeping the elasticity. It’s accented by 2 chain link cables that run fetchingly down the side of the hips. If you fancy a skirt length, instructions are given for making it longer. The waistband is reinforced with a crochet chain or knited i-cord that you will weave through the ribbing to tighten the piece as needed. A straightforward, seamless, top-down knit, it’s easy enough for those starting out, and mindless enough for seasoned pros to whip off in a few days.

Bum Cosy ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Because it’s built to allow for a lot of stretch, it’s knitted with 2 inches of negative ease and instructions are given on how to choose the right size. Hip sizes for 28”, 30”, 32”, 34”, 36”, 38”, 40”, 42” and 44” have been provided. Each one has been designed as a separate chart, so there is no need to keep track of which size you’re knitting. Just pick the chart that’s right for you and knit on!

The pattern uses 400-600 yards of worsted weight yarn, and the sample was knit in Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted, in the colour ‘Cayenne’.

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  8 comments for “The Bum Cosy!

  1. January 2, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Very cute… wish I had a figure to fit into that little skirt Id sure wear it!!

  2. January 2, 2014 at 8:31 am


  3. January 2, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Reblogged this on UK Crochet Patterns and commented:
    This is a knit project but it’s a genius idea!

  4. January 2, 2014 at 10:12 am

    This is lovely!

  5. January 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    not sure of the process, but I’ve included a link to you and this picture for a scheduled post later today. Please let me know if you don’t want me to. Found you somehow through the reader and I’m thinking ukcrochetpatterns – I love this idea. Certainly not for my bum, but to make for other’s maybe. Enjoy your day.

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Thank you! I appreciate the link posting, and I’ll check out your site!

  6. Marie Evans
    July 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Shireen,
    I love this cute little skirt!
    Are there any corrections to the pattern
    I’m just starting on the cabling of my bum cosy. The cable back reads: cable back 4 (k2 and 2) slip 2 sticthes to cable needle and hold to (FRONT.) Is this correct? Please help.
    Thank you
    Sincerely Marie

  7. Samantha
    August 5, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Reblogged this on Sammy Handmade.

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