Alva Legwarmers by Outi Kater
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Alva Legwarmers

Knitting
April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
774 - 903 yards (708 - 826 m)
Unisex small, medium and large
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Alva legwarmers can be worn with leggings or skirt or as gaiters over trousers with hiking boots. They are knitted top down in the round and are slightly shaped. The pattern matches at the top and bottom thirds of the garment but not in the middle, which is one of the traditional ways of knitting long stockings - and very liberating! The legwarmers can be knitted without shaping which results in loose fit around ankles.

Sizing
Unisex small, medium and large sizes
To fit calf circumference 33.5 (38.5, 43)cm/ 13.5 (15.5, 17)in and ankle circumference 22 (24, 27)cm/ 9 (10, 11)in
Finished calf circumference 29 (34, 38.5)cm/11.5 (13.5, 15.5)in
Finished ankle circumference 25 (29, 32)cm/10 (11.5, 13)in
Total length 32cm/ 13in

Materials needed
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight 100% Real Shetland Wool (118m/25g ball)
Shade 36 Navy: 1 (1, 2) x 25g ball
Shade 78 Natural: 2 (2, 2) x 25g ball
Shade 134 Aubergine: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball
Shade 9113 Maroon: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball
Shade FC46 Khaki: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball
2.5mm (UK12.5/US1.5) and 3mm (UK11/US2.5) short double pointed needles, sets of five
Stitch markers or waste yarn

Tension
31 sts and 38 rnds = 10cm/4in using 3mm needles over colourwork pattern

The pattern includes written instructions, charts and photographs.