I found this amazing sweater knit fair isle fabric in the bargain bin and instantly knew it was destined to be a pair of Hudson Pants. I made a pair once before and I love the design and fit of these cool lounge pants. I've only had a few days here and there that have been cool enough that I can actually wear these pants and I can't wait for winter to be here. These are pants destined to be worn next to roaring fire with a mug of hot cider nearby. Even if I don't make it to a snowy cabin, I predict that I will be living in these pants a few months from now.
The only change I made to the pattern was to lengthen the pants about 3 inches. The contrast fabric is a black double knit from Jo-Ann's. I found the drawstring at Daiso for only about $1 for the package. If you've never been to a Daiso store, it's essentially a Japanese dollar store except with really, really cool stuff and lots of crafting and sewing supplies. The color may not be a perfect match but it's a nice soft cording.
This was my first time working with a sweater knit. It was pretty easy and behaved similarly to other knits. The only issue was the fabric caught a little bit on my walking foot and would bunch up sometimes behind the needle. I even did a pretty good job of matching up the pattern. I don't really like matching patterns and fortunately remembered to do it before cutting this out!
I'm really pleased with how these turned. If you compare to my previous version, you can see that they're a little longer and the pant pools up a little above the cuff. Next up, I'm going to try a woven version. I already have the fabric cut out. All I need is to find a spare minute to start stitching.