Banshee Greaves by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Banshee Greaves

Knitting
December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (DK yarn on smaller needles)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
420 - 560 yards (384 - 512 m)
Lean (Lithe, Leggy)
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What’s a demon to wear while haunting the misty hills in the full moon? These lovely leg warmers, of course! They can be worn under loose boots to highlight the lovely fur cuff, or with booties to highlight the corset band on the back. The corset lacing ensures these will fit you snugly and stay up on your legs, regardless of if they’re worn over jeans, leggings, or bare legs. Simply adjust the lacing (the ribbing will stretch to compensate for normal width variance) and you’re ready to go!

Sizes: Circumference in inches (Circumference in centimeters)
Lean: 11” – 12 ½“ (28 – 30.5)
Lithe : 13” – 14 ½” (31 – 35.5)
Leggy: 15” – 16 ½“ (36 – 40.5)

Yarn: Main yarn – 380 - 500 yards/350 - 450 meters of DK or sport weight yarn (sport weight if your gauge is loose, DK weight if your gauge is tight).

Fur Yarn – 40 - 60 yards/37 – 55 meters of super bulky weight fur yarn (optional).

Techniques: Knitting in the round, basic lace, increasing and decreasing, “knit front, slip, knit back” (abbreviated as KFSKB, explained in the pattern and in a tutorial video), and Combination Bind Off (combines aspects of Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off with a standard bind off, explained in the pattern and in a tutorial video).

There are a couple tricky techniques worked in the pattern. I have made 3 video tutorials to help expound on these techniques. They can be found on my YouTube channel, Knitorious S H E Videos. The links to the individual videos are listed in the pattern.

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