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« on: June 11, 2007 10:42:50 PM »

I know, I know, I hate it too... but my friend is requesting legwarmers that look a little bit like this http://www.fluffylegwarmers.com/ (warning: scantily-clad girls). I was wondering if any of you craftsters had any ideas for a reasonably-priced faux fur yarn that would look something like this. She understands that it won't be as puffy, thankfully.

Also, any ideas for a good pattern? I'm thinking something that is a little snug at the top, a little wider over the calf (so it's not so hot) and then snug again at the bottom so it stays on. I think I might create my own pattern for this, but any suggestions would be great.

So far the only yarn I've found is this: http://elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Marrakesh&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=30 It seems ok, anyone had any experience working with it?
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007 10:44:28 PM »

You could easily make up your own pattern, but I think knitty has one and you could always check out knittingpatterncentral.

To make your own, rib it at the top, then regular stockinette, then rib to create the snug effect.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007 09:29:22 AM »

no idea where you could get yarn that fluffy! they look like they are sewn with faux fur. I'd love to see them once you are done.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007 10:53:42 AM »

Actually you know... that's a really good point... I could also sew them, hmm.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007 04:09:56 PM »

Actually you know... that's a really good point... I could also sew them, hmm.

That'd be easier and faster. Just add some elastic to the top and bottom.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007 09:53:21 PM »

actually I have used a yarn that looked quite a bit like fur (not stringy fun fur stuff) called Foxy by Plymouth




oh looks like interweave used it in the mowat mukluks

http://iwpshopinfo.interweave.com/Knits/2005newsletters/knitswinter2005projects.htm



oh damn though...it is more expensive than when I bought it
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007 03:35:23 PM »

This isn't exactly what you're looking for I know, but maybe it can help:  Undecided

http://straw.com/cpy/patterns/nubbles-legwarmers-hat.html

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007 05:17:00 PM »

Honestly, if they're not picky, and you're not really excited about knitting them, you might want to just buy some faux fur fabric and sew them.  Then go and knit something you really want to knit.  But if you want to knit them, you could probably use a generic leg warmer pattern (there's one in Stitch N Bitch Nation) with a faux fur yarn.
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