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Knitting, Shocks  |  August 3rd 2011  |  0 Comment

Hello! Jane Richmond here and I can’t tell you how excited I am to jump into the ring for this season of Comfy Sews VS Cozy Knits. Shannon sure started this off with a bang, that Hands Off My Picnic Blanket Tutorial from Katy of No Big Dill really set the bar for this season, it had me shaking in my boots.

Me? I am a knitter through and through but I’ve always dreamed of learning to sew, it’s on the list. I have a lovely sewing machine that is only a few years old, I have small stacks of fabric and retro bed sheets just beckoning to be cut up and sewn into something… I’ve just never taken the time to learn to do it properly, and is it a surprise that I don’t use patterns? That could be part of the problem ;)

I make up my own patterns for knitting as well and fortunately I have enough experience to follow it through to the end. For this round of Comfy Sews VS Cozy Knits I give you…

…perfect for spring and can be worn with anything!

You will need:

*100g skein of Cascade Yarns Heathers 220 (shown in colour 9408), 220yds
*5 mm dpns (or long circular needle for magic loop method)
*Yarn Needle

Pattern Information:
These leg warmers are designed to use up every last inch of one skein of Cascade 220. If you prefer not to unravel your swatch you will need to purchase an additional skein. These leg warmers could easily be made longer by using 2 skeins of yarn.

 

Finished Measurements: 7.5 inch circumference (unstretched) x 14.25 inches long
Abbreviations:
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
dpns = double pointed needles

k = knit
p = purl
rnd = round
sts = stitches
st st = stockinette stitch

Step One:
Make a gauge swatch. For this pattern you will need a gauge of 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 in over st st

Step Two:
Watch the video! Although these legwarmers can be knit on double pointed needles, this pattern was written with the Magic Loop method in mind. Magic Loop is a fast and easy way to knit in the round, take a look at the video, you could even use this method to make your gauge swatch for some extra practice.

Step Three:
Using long tail method CO 48 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: [k2, p2] to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnd 1 until piece measures 14 inches long.
BO loosely in rib.
Weave in ends.
Repeat Step 3 once more.

Step Four:
Enjoy!

…wear these cozy legwarmers over flats, under boots, or barefoot around the house. Pair them with a cute skirt, a pretty dress, jeans or tights or leggings… the possibilities are endless!
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