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« on: January 16, 2007 08:17:33 PM »

Okay! So, I wanted to knit myself a pair of legwarmers. I made Knitty's Postmodern Legwarmers last year, but they were just too chunky for me, and I didn't quite like how they looked on me. (But don't get me wrong, the pattern is great! They just don't suit my legs well.)

I haven't found another pattern, knit or crochet, that I liked. They are all too.. fitted. Or I don't like the style.  Then I saw the most perfect legwarmers on a mannequin in a store the other day. Black with colored stripes, wide, with the perfect amount of slouch to them - but they were for display only.

So, forever legwarmer-less I thought I was.

Until I pulled out some leftover yarn from my stash.  I had some Lion Brand Wool-Ease in various colors leftover from crocheting amigurumi and knitting Knucks over the holidays.  I started these legwarmers a few times (and ripped the out), trying to decide just how wide to make them, and I ended up with....

... this! A single legwarmer - still a WIP, since I have to knit up the one for the other leg now. But I love how it turned out.  I'm probably going to knit another pair that's longer (slightly wider maybe? for more slouch), but since I was just working with leftover yarn, I settled for this shorter length.

I jotted down everything I did as I went along so I can make the other leg identical, so here's the pattern below if you want to make your own.  I have skinny legs, and I don't know if we all knit with the same tension, so you may want to just knit a few rows at a time and try it on your own leg to see how you like it.  You may or may not need to make adjustments:

Slightly Slouchy Leg Warmers
by Sharleen Morco

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease
Needles: 3.5mm DPNs
Gauge: 5 sts = 1

CO 60 sts.

Work 4 rows k2p2 rib.

Work 20 rows in stockinette stitch.

Switch colors. Work 10 rows in stockinette.

Switch colors. Work 10 rows in stockinette.

Switch colors. Work 10 rows in stockinette.

*k2tog, k 28**, rep from * to ** once more. (58 sts)

Knit 1 row.

*k2tog, k 27**, rep from * to ** once more. (56 sts)

Knit 1 row.

*k2tog, k 12**, rep from * to ** 3 more times (52 sts)

Knit 1 row.

*k2tog, k 11**, rep from * to ** 3 more times (48 sts)

Switch colors. Work 4 rows in k2p2 rib.

« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007 08:48:08 PM »

Those are so cute! I like how they are shorter than most leg warmers as well as slouchy! Thanks so much for the pattern, I want to try it out!

« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007 07:41:02 AM »

Thanks! And you're welcome, and good luck with the pattern! Smiley

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