Keep Me Warm Leg Warmers - Knit

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Pattern Notes:

This pattern is worked front to back, starting from the top of the leg warmer with a seam along the back. This is a full-length pattern that is worn from above your knee past the heel of your foot. It’s not your typical leg warmers. The mesh stitch is worked to be loose around your calf and snug in the bands above your knee and under your foot.





Finished Measurements:

Top and bottom bands (folded flat): 4.5in

Ribbing: 1.5in

Full Length: 26in

To fit the top band, cast on the first 45st and work 5 rows in Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing. Cast off and wrap it around above your knee, this should be snug (it will loosen up a bit as you begin to work the pattern). If it is too tight/loose, increase/decrease by 2st increments. The pattern from that point remains the same.




Materials:

· US size 7, 4.5mm knitting needles

· US size 9, 5.5mm knitting needles

· DK weight yarn 2x 274yds skeins

· Tapestry needle

Skill Level: Beginner: requires only basic stitches to be completed.

Gauge:

24 Stitches by 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) on 3.0 mm crochet hook

Abbreviations:

k – knit

p – purl

yo – yarn over

k2tog – knit two together

Pattern:

To begin, with 4.5mm needles cast on 44 stitches

Row 1-10, work ribbing *K2, P2* repeat to end

Row 11: change to 5.5mm needles, *k1, YO, k2tog* repeat to last st, k

Row 12: Knit across row

Row 13: *k2, YO, k2tog* repeat to last 2st, knit

Row 14: Knit across row

Repeat row 11 -14 until length of work is 24in. 

Begin upper ribbing:

Change to 4.5mm needs and work ribbing *K2, P2* repeat to end

Continue in ribbing stitch for next 9 rows and bind off, leaving a long tail.

To finish, fold work in half, lengthwise, sew up the along the seam. Turn right side out. Blocking may be helpful to keep the seam from twisting but isn’t necessary.

Enjoy!



The Pattern can be downloaded from my Ravelry store right here!



The crochet pattern is up next :)