Thursday, November 12, 2015

Quick Gift Leg Warmers

The Quick Gift Leg Warmers work well in a super bulky acrylic blend.  Work the leg warmers in ribbing, or two variations of cable. The cable looks complicated, but it's made with series of cable 8 back. The leg warmers are worked from the bottom-up or call it top-down, and very reversible. A pair can be made in a weekend or two, and make a great gift or accessory for a loved one or yourself.

Finished size: flat 10”, stretches to 14”circumference; height 18”
Gauge: 9 stitches =4” Check for squishiness and elasticity in the fabric/leg warmer.
Materials: Yarn: Acrylic blend super bulky

 Photos: Quick Gift Leg Warmers were knit in Lion Brand Yarn, Wool-Ease, Thick&Quick; (rib&cable)color 305 Galaxy;
 (cable)color 306 Poinsettia;      (rib)color 303 Constellation.
2 Leg Warmers: 184yds/ 10oz (2 skeins of 92 yds/ 5oz)
Needles: Size US#13, 16” or 24”circular needles, or size US#13, double pointed needles; Size US#15 ,16”circular needles, or size US#15 set of double pointed needles;  (I prefer working both leg warmers on circular needles. A great reference for getting started is KNITTING circles around SOCKS, by Antje Gillingham)

 
Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle
Abbreviations: k = knit      p= purl       Rnd/s=round/s      sts=stitches cn=cable needle     BO=bind off       CO=cast on
Special Stitches: C8B = Cable 8 Back =  slip 4 sts on cable needle, hold to back of work; k2, p2, then k2, p2 from cable needle.





 Quick Cable Leg Warmers Directions: Make 2 leg warmers.
Use the long-tail cast-on method, with size US#15, 16”circular needles. Cast on 32 stitches.   
Place marker & join together by knitting first stitch being careful not to twist.   

With size #13 needles, 
Rnds 1-4: K2, p2
Rnd 5: * C8B, (k2, p2)twice; repeat from * to end
Rnds 6-9: K2, p2
Rnd 10: * (K2, p2)twice, C8B: repeat from * to end
Continue working rnds 1-10 until desired height, or nearing end of yarn. End work on rnd 4, or 9.
Finishing: With size #15 needles, BO loosely in pattern. Tie off, and weave in tails.




Quick Rib Leg Warmers Directions: Make 2 leg warmers.
Use the long-tail cast-on method, with size US#15, 16”circular needles. Cast on 24 stitches. 
 
Place marker & join together by knitting first stitch being careful not to twist. 
 
With size #13 needles, 
Knit 2, purl 2.
Continue working until reaching desired height, or nearing end of yarn. 

Finishing: With size #15 needles, BO loosely in pattern. Tie off, and weave in tails. 




 
Quick Rib&Cable Leg Warmers Directions: Make 2 leg warmers.
Use the long-tail cast-on method, with size US#15, 16”circular needles. Cast on 28 stitches.
Place marker & join together by knitting first stitch being careful not to twist.
With size #13 needles,
Rnds 1-9: K2, p2
Rnd 10: C8B, * k2, p2; repeat from * to end
Continue working rnds 1-10 until reaching desired height, or nearing end of yarn. End work on rnd 9.
Finishing: With size #15 needles, BO loosely in pattern. Tie off, and weave in tails.


This pattern is available at marilynnsgardenknitdesign.blogspot.com
Quick Gift Leg Warmer pattern pdf is available at Ravelry.com
Copyright 2015, Marilynn Blacketer. All rights reserved. 11/12/2015
For pattern support please contact: marilynnblacketer@gmail.com

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