FREE PATTERN: Cabled Legwarmers

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.

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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.

Supplies needed:
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

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Cable Row:

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.

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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 🙂

Enjoy!

*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.*

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