Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Simple and Stylin' 80s inspired leg warmers

So, I went trippin' back to the 80's. Back when big hair and loud rock music was at it's peak. When bands like Areosmith, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, and AC/DC were the top bands.

The pattern is good for newbie knitters, or even just something fun for the experienced. You could probably use intarsa or fair isle to put whatever patterns you wanted on it. I just used a verigated acrylic for this. If you use one color, its a really quick knit.

Well, without further delay, here's the materials list and pattern:

Worsted weight /Aran weight acrylic wool - I used Red Heart Super Saver
US 5 Circular or Double Pointed needles.
A pair of scissors
a yarn needle for weaving in the ends.
A stitch marker -not nessessary but nice to have
a stitch counter - agian not nessessary but really handy


Cast on 66 stitches
Rib stitch for 20 rows
Knit for 60 rows
In rib formation, Knit one, purl 2 together (or if you are lazy like me, Purl one, Knit 2 together)
Rib stitch for the next 20 rows.
Bind off
Tuck in your ends and you are done!

Enjoy and use to stay warm in the cold weather.


Jennifer said...

Pretty! and they look warm, too.

Lori Thorne said...

What ribbing did you use? I normally use k2, p2 ribbing, would that work for the legwarmers? Nice pattern, by the way! :-)

Kiera-Oona said...

I should have mentioned in the pattern it's a 1x1 rib, but you can do a 2x2 rib if you cast on the right amount to do so. It might adjust the size slightly, but you can alter it slightly to fit your leg size. I don't usually do guages (which is bad of me not to) so I cant say how many stitches per inch it was.

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