Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | September 7, 2010

Fashion Leg Warmers

Fashion Leg Warmers

By: Bernat

The classic leg warmers made popular in the 80’s are back! Over leggings or with a mini-skirt, these knit leg warmers will compliment your outfit and keep you cozy.

MATERIALS

  • Bernat Satin (Solids: 100 g/3.5 oz or Ombres: 80 g/2.8 oz)
  • Sizes XS (S-M-L-XL)
  • Solids (100 g/3.5 oz) 2 (2-3-3-3) balls or Ombres (80 g/2.8 oz) 3 (3-3-4-4) balls
  • Knitting Needles: sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit

  • Extra Small: Girls 7-11 yrs
  • Small: Teens
  • Medium: Teens/Ladies
  • Large: Teens/Ladies
  • Extra Large: Ladies

GAUGE:
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

With smaller needles, cast on 39 (43-49-55-61) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 4 (6-6-6-6) sts evenly across last row. 43 (49-55-61-67) sts.

Change to larger needles and, beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 17 (20-20-20-20) ins [43 (51-51-51-51)
cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Change to smaller needles and knit 9 rows. Cast off loosely knitwise (WS).

FINISHING
Sew back seam.

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