Sports Shorts

When I found these Sports shorts in a search on Ravelry, I knew I absolutely had to knit myself a pair. It’s a West Knits pattern, so of course they’re stylish and flattering, and let’s face it–shorts are fast. What other wearable, non-accessory type of garment can be knit so quickly?


The pattern calls for Quince and Co yarn in their worsted wool, Lark. Quince and Co is 100% American and 100% natural. I’ve only ever knit with the Lark weight, but I find it to be of a very high quality. While not as soft as merino, it’s a sturdy yarn with a texture that feels unprocessed, yet knits up cozy.  I’m a big Quince and Co fan! For my Sports, I chose the colorways “Kumlien’s Gull” and “Poppy.”


The pattern for these Sports shorts is well-written and fuss-free. The most complicated aspects are the short row butt shaping and seaming. However, the side slits are not written to be mirrored, so it’s a little annoying that this issue was never corrected. Still, I gave the pattern 5 stars on Ravelry because the fit cannot be beat. (And because a gracious Ravelry user offered a correction for the right leg slit, which I followed. See my notes on my Ravelry Sports project page.)


These Sports are my second pair of knit shorts, and I must say this pattern is superior to the other. In fact, I plan to knit myself another pair in a more vibrant color scheme, although those will have to wait because my plate for this year is already spilling over.