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« on: August 08, 2008 03:32:46 PM »

so i really want to make these legwarmers:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTmanresa.html

the problem is that i have freaky-big calves.  which means that the 13" diameter when stretched listed in the pattern will not be big enough.  i need more like 15-16" diameter when stretched. 

now normally i could just increase the stitches until i have the right length, but because of the complicated fairisle pattern, i'm not sure what to do.

would using larger needles do the trick? or is this going to take a bit more complicated adjusting of the fairisle to accomodate extra stitches

thanks for your ideas!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 05:00:57 PM »

Perhaps a bigger yarn & needle combination?  I think just bigger needles would defeat the idea of legwarmers if the fabric become too thin.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008 07:00:46 AM »

thanks for the tip.  what i ended up doing was using size 10.5 dpns with doubled up worsted weight yarn (i often use worsted doubled up anyways because it think it's softer and warmer and cozier often).

yay for cute legwarmers
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