Bootleggies by Ellen Kapusniak
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March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
271 - 323 yards (248 - 295 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Two-colour legwarmers featuring a “boot topper” style lace top cuff, with leg shaping and ribbed ankle cuff, sized for comfort and fit.

Bootleggies are worked entirely in the round, from the top down. Instructions are given for working on a set of four double-pointed needles, but they could also be worked using magic loop or other preferred circular method.

Written pattern, with both a chart and written instructions for the lace section, so you can work from whichever you prefer for the top cuff.

DK weight yarn. Suggestions: Twilleys of Stamford Mist DK (shown), Wendy Ramsdale DK, Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK.
Colour A (cuff):
106 (112, 118) metres/115(123,129) yards
Colour B (leg):
143(160,178) metres/156(175,194) yards

Sizing: Small(Medium,Large).
Small: Narrow fit, suits calf circumference up to 35.5 cm (14 inches). To fit knee to ankle length of 33 cm (13 inches).
Medium: Standard fit, suits calf circumference from 35.5-40.5 cm (14-16 inches). To fit knee to ankle length of 35.5 cm (14 inches).
Large: Wide fit, suits calf circumference from 44-48cm (17-19) inches. To fit knee to ankle length of 38cm (15 inches).

Bootleggies are stretch to fit and pattern includes up to 2 inches negative ease.

Includes optional instructions for a stretchy bind-off for the ankle cuff. Length can be adjusted to fit after leg shaping if necessary. Main photo shows size large (wide-fit) in purple/cream.

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