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BREEZY
« on: January 26, 2004 09:52:07 AM »

Does anyone know of a really cool pattern for knitting legwarmers?? I've tried to make a pattern myself, but I guess I'm not all that great of a pattern-maker-uper!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2004 10:17:39 AM »

i haven't tried this one, but it looks pretty good and i like her other patterns:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTlegwarmers.html
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004 05:19:29 PM »

I have knitted those leg warmers (the pattern that the link above goes to) and they are a pretty good pattern.  I made them for a friend and she likes her warmers to go over her shoes, they look way better like that.  She just flipped them around so the calf part, that you increased for was at the bottom.  The ankle part fit her calf perfectly so she didn't need the elastic in hers....does that make sense?
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2004 08:04:06 AM »

There was an amazingly easy leg wamaer pattern in an old issue of Bust Magazine (with lily taylor on the cover).  They are knit in the round on size 9 16" circular needles.  I did a pair and my roomate is doing them now.  I'm not sure if you can pull it up on their webapage www.bust.com , but I'll try to remember to bring it to work tomorrow and give you the pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2004 07:48:10 AM »

I just made a pair of legwarmers that turned out pretty well. (I'll post pix as soon as I get my hands on a digital camera!).

I used Noro Kuryeon yarn, which is varigated and totally lovely to work with. So mine turned out stripey, which looks pretty cool.

Here's what I did:
(I knit them on straight needles but you could definitely do this on dpn's)

Needles:
#6 straights or dpn's
#8 straights of dpn's
darning needle

Cast on 48 stitches (I'd say this is a Med. - Large size) on #6 and work in K2P2 ribbing for one inch.

Switch to #8's and work for desired length. Mine were about 16 inches when finished and they're slightly bunch at the ankle and end below the knee.

After you've knit the entire length that you want, swtich back to the #6 needles and work the last in in K2P2 ribbing again.

If you worked on straights, seam up the sides using the mattress stitch which turns out pretty mch invisible.

Weave in ends and voila! You have a rad pair of legwarmers.

--Simone

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004 06:11:41 PM »

Here's mine.  

Apologies for the pic--I accidentally knit these ones extra extra extra lusty so don't have a model for them!

This pattern is my general tried-and-true, not the one featured in the pic.

Using size 13 needles, I CO 34 sts of three strands light weight acrylic (medium--Use 32 sts for S or 36 for M+).  

K1, p1 every row until you achieve a desired length or close to it (your length must be knee height or shorter or you'll have to add sts).  I keep a stitch counter going so I know exactly how many sts for the next warmer.  

When the leggies are nearly as long as I like them to be, I knit all sts all rows for 6 rows.  This helps to keep a natural elastic around the knees.   You should have a huge knit rectangle/square.  Sew together.  The CO row goes near the ankles.  Repeat.  

Feel free to weave ribbons in and out of the tops or sew on buttons/zippers.  I've sewed zippers into the seams rather than attaching them directly, too.

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2004 06:45:26 AM »

There's a really cute pattern in the knitting zine Slave to the Needles as well. It can be ordered from preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.panderzinedistro.com') (I think it's out of stock at the moment, hopefully she'll get more in - it's an AWESOME knitting zine). I just made one:



It was knit entirely in the round (I haven't yet gotten good at mattress stitch) I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture but it bells outward slightly at the bottom - the pattern says this is so you can wear it with your "punk ass boots." Now I have to make a second one. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2004 10:09:54 PM »

Marletiara do you think you could post the pattern? Those are too cute! Is it rib stitch at the top, then stockinette then garter stitch at the ankle? Also what size needles did you use?  Heh heh maybe I should just get the zine!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2004 07:03:22 AM »

I used Noro Kuryeon yarn, which is varigated and totally lovely to work with. So mine turned out stripey, which looks pretty cool.

I have been looking for a reason to use some Noro Kuryeon.  How many skeins did you use for the legwarmers?
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2004 12:31:20 PM »

I ended up using a little less than 3 skeins (1 1/2 per legwarmer). Here's what they actually ended up looking like:

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