Sunday, March 18, 2012

Crafting Corner: Cute & Cozy Legwarmers

This winter, on a weekend trip to the cities, I got a wild idea that I wanted to make a pair of legwarmers.  In a way, it made sense, considering how easily I get cold.  Plus, I thought they'd just look kind of cool with my favorite pair of Steve Madden boots!  I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out, and how easy they were to make.  They looked just like those long, sweater-socks I've seen people wearing (thanks to the cabling), but since they don't have feet, you don't have to worry about over-crowding when you wear them with shoes!  As with my other patterns, I hope you enjoy it, but please do not use it for profit.  Thank you!

  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft - Bone
  • 2 U.S. 8 Circular Needles
  • Stitch Marker
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitch Glossary
    CB4: Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, then k2 from cn.
    CF4: Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k2, then k2 from cn.
    Cast on 68 sts.(34 sts per needle)
    Rounds 1-10: Work k1, p1 ribbing around, marking beginning of round with marker.
    Rounds 11-12 (and all even numbered rows unless stated otherwise): [(p1,k1) twice, p1, k12] around.
    Round 13: [(p1, k1) twice, p1, CF4, CF4, CF4] around.
    Round 15: [(p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, CF4, CF4, k2] around.
    Round 17: Repeat round 13.
    Round 19: [(p1, k1) twice, p1, CB4, CB4, CB4] around.
    Round 21: [(p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, CB4, CB4, k2] around.
    Round 23: Repeat round 19.
    Repeat rounds 12-23 5 more times, or until desired length is reached. Then, repeat rounds 1-9, and cast off ribwise.
    Weave in tails with tapestry needle, and remove marker. You now have a legwarmer! Just go back and do the same thing for the second!


  1. Hi. These look really cute. What were the finished measurements? Also, why/how are you using 2 cn's...can these be done on just one circular needle?

    1. Thank you! They are about 13" in length, and the circumference is about 10". I suppose if you had short enough circular needles you could work them with just one, but I worked them as you would a pair of socks. You split the number of sts needed between the two circular needles, join the round, and work all the sts on the first needle. Then, drop the first needle, and work all the sts on the next needle. Continue going from one needle to the next, just as you would if you were to work in the round normally.

    2. Do you use two needles, one for each? I am just confused. I would think if you had one circular needle, it would be fine. Such as when you are done with one, just take it off and continue making the other. Is the needle a US Size 8? If so, what should the length of the needle be from tip to tip? Thanks!

    3. I think that if you wanted to use the magic loop method to knit these, you could, just use the same size as she did but make sure that it is at least 32 inches long! Good luck with this pattern! Happy Knitting! :)

  2. These are just really cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern with us! :)

  3. Does the pattern have "stitch set" to go by? I'm not sure if that's the right phrase for it but is the pattern, for example, in sets of 4 stitches? 6 stitches? I want to make these but I feel that it would not fit someone with a wider calf so I need to add stitches. So what is the set I should go by? Please and thank you