Saturday, September 14, 2013

Warm up those legs!

Let the yarn do the work with a pair of super quick legwarmers!

Materials -
Approximately 220 yards of dk weight yarn - I used one skein of Yarntini Top Shelf DK in Halloweenie self-striping
US size 6 set of 5 double-pointed needles

Size -
Approximately 10" in length and 14" in diameter when ribbing is stretched

Gauge -
4 st/in in ribbing when stretched

Pattern -
Using a long-tail cast-on, cast on 60 stitches (15 stitches on each of 4 double-pointed needles).  Making sure your stitches are not twisted, join to knit in the round.  *knit 2, purl 2, *repeat until end of the round.  Continue in 2x2 ribbing for 9 1/2 - 10 inches.  Bind off loosely and weave in ends.  Repeat for the second legwarmer and enjoy!

Pattern is easily adaptable to smaller or larger sizes.  Add or subtract ribbing stitches in multiples of four.  Please note that the legwarmer length will need to be adjusted accordingly if you would like to only use one skein.