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« on: January 28, 2005 02:35:11 PM »

I thought I'd show you these funny things:


They're knee warmers for my mum, who's been suffering with achy knees through a brutal winter. I knitted them from Sarah Peasley's adaptation of a Victorian pattern. Sarah's pattern is here (link starts a pdf download; her free patterns page is here).

It involves short rows, and I think it would be a great introductory project for anyone who'd like to learn how they work in a project.

I should note that I think there's a mistake in the written instructions for the pattern (the chart is correct, though). The corrections are to rows 64 and 65, which I'm pretty sure should read as follows:
Row 64 (WS): P2 (K2, P2) four times, K2, wrap and turn
Row 65 (RS): P2 *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of round

I'm also adding my gauge and yarn amounts, since the pattern doesn't include them:
I used 2 1/4 oz/65g of Sirdar Country Style DK (45% Acrylic, 40% nylon, 15% wool)
Gauge 6.5 sts per inch in 2x2 rib on 3mm needles ( I wanted a fairly dense fabric).
The circumference is about 14, lightly stretched.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005 02:41:22 PM »

Those are awesome! I wear a lot of skirts with boots in the winter, and I was just thinking how my knees get cold and could use a little protection. They're so funny looking, I would love to make some in the brightest, ugliest colors I have just to up the ante a little. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005 03:11:37 PM »

Thanks!

I'm going to add gauge and yarn amount information to my post, since they aren't listed in the pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2005 05:39:53 AM »

They look so professional, and thats a great idea (I too freeze my knees off in the winter), and thanks for the link. i'm sure your mom will love them.
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