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« on: January 19, 2007 02:40:08 PM »

So.... I am one of the few people I know who actually wears legwarmers.  So I made some!  They're made with a soy-wool blend of self striping yarn.  Knit on circular needles, they were very easy to make, and surprisingly quick.  ALSO my big accomplishment on this FO is that it was knit completely in Continental style, which I have been trying to master since if done right it's a bit faster than the other way (American?).  I had fun with it, and I'm trying them out tonight when I go ice skating!



This is a close-up of the ribbing that's at each end.


Well now that I look at those pictures they look all wobbly and stuff, but I figure when I put them on they won't look like that... I hope!  Anyway, I hope you like them.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 02:41:53 PM »

YAY I love seeing all the fun stuff people make with SWS Smiley You should take some action pics ice skating
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 02:43:15 PM »

the colors look really really pretty! yay! does the ribbing keep them from sliding off?
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 02:43:29 PM »

Those look lovely.  I really like the colors in the yarn.  Did you do any decreases/increases when making these... or are they just a straight tube?  I'd like to make some legwarmers, but I can't decide if they should just be straight tubes or more fitted!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007 02:52:40 PM »

the colors look really really pretty! yay! does the ribbing keep them from sliding off?

In theory... they haven't really been tested out yet!

Those look lovely.  I really like the colors in the yarn.  Did you do any decreases/increases when making these... or are they just a straight tube?  I'd like to make some legwarmers, but I can't decide if they should just be straight tubes or more fitted!
The colors are my favorite part!  It was fun watching new stripes develop without my having to do anything, haha.  There were no increase/decreases involoved.  At each end the ribbing makes the knitting a little tighter.  These are comfy b/c they are scrunchable, and so maybe more fitted ones wouldn't be.

I'll be sure to take an action picture Smiley  Thanks for the feedback!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007 03:17:12 PM »

Those are adorable! I've had a hankering to make legwarmers for no apparent reason lately Cheesy
I'd love to seem them in action and hear if they don't slip! Haha Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007 03:34:15 PM »

Those are so cute! I love the self striping yarn that you used! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007 03:37:29 PM »

Those are great!  Which colorway is it?

I also decided to start knitting Continental this year, and my inaugural project was also with SWS.  Rock on!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 04:27:35 PM »

Three words....SO FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007 04:30:53 PM »

the colorway is natural plum, i think.
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