Legwarmers. Remember when they used to be for 80’s fitness videos with those super high cut body suits?
Well they’re back. With a vengeance. Everyone from dancers to yogis to every day people want a pair.
I had looked around at patterns but, as is sometimes the case, I just didn’t find anything that I LOVED.
So I made my own pattern.
Because I had never made these before I didn’t know exactly how much yarn I would need. As a result I opted to make the cuffs a different colour so that I would be safe. I didn’t want to use a colour that would detract from this stunning hand dyed yarn so white it was.
Hand dyed yarn is from the amazingly talented Allison Barnes Collection.
Without further ado I present to you the Cabled Legwarmer.
Size 8 (5.0mm) DPNs OR Long Circular for Magic Loop (which is what I used)
Worsted Weight Yarn – Roughly 250yards
Cable needle or DPN to hold your yarn for cables
Knit 17, Purl 1, CB6F, CB6B, Purl 1, Knit 17
CB6F = Place 3 stitches on your cable needle and hold to front. Knit next 3 stitches. Bring your cable needle back and knit the 3 stitches off your cable needle.
CB6B = Place 3 stitches on your cable needle and hold to back. Knit next 3 stitches. Bring your cable needle back and knit the 3 stitches off your cable needle.
Cast on 48 stitches.
If you’re using DPNs, arrange on 3 needles. If you’re using Magic Loop, split into 2 groups.
Rows 1-15: Rib k2, p2 around
Body of Legwarmers:
If you are changing colours now is the time.
Row 1: K17, P1, K12, P1, K17
Row 2: Repeat Row 1
Row 3: Repeat Row 1
Row 4: Repeat Row 1
Row 5: Cable Row (K17, P1, CB6F, CB6B, P1, K17
Row 6: Repeat Row 1
Row 7: Repeat Row 1
Row 8: Repeat Row 1
Row 9: Repeat Cable Row
Repeat rows 2-9 until desired length
I knit until my leg warmer reached around 15″ from the beginning of the ribbing.
If your ribbing is in a different colour, now is again the time to switch.
Rib k2, p2 for 7 rows or desired length.
Bind off in rib.
And voila! Beautiful ribbed leg warmers🙂
*Copyright Shanti Knits 2015. You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern but I would really appreciate pattern credit on etsy or wherever else you sell. You are NOT welcome to repost this pattern or claim it as your own.*