Building Blocks Legwarmers by Stephen West
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Building Blocks Legwarmers

January 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
450 - 570 yards (411 - 521 m)
Small [Large]
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This pattern download comes includes the Building Blocks Sleeves PDF as well!

Compile a collection of worsted weight yarns to knit these playful legwarmers. The colors blend together with striped garter stitch and seed stitch sections separated by solid stockinette bands of color. You can make the full knee high sample length or customize the length for a shorter version. These tubes are super easy to knit and they’re great for using those leftover bits of yarn!

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 19 (25)“ / 48 (64)cm long, 8 (9)” / 20 (23)cm ankle circumference, 9 (11)“ / 23 (28)cm calf circumference. 10 (12)” / 25 (30)cm circumference above knee. Legwarmers are designed with negative ease to stretch snuggly around the leg. For the best fit, try on the tube as you knit.

Large size shown on a 9.5” / 24cm ankle circumference & 17” / 43cm circumference around the calf and above the knee.

Yarn: Worsted weight

Yardage: Color A (orange ribbing and solid stockinette sections) - 100 (120)yds / 91 (110)m
Color B (garter and seed stitch stripes) - 55 (75)yds / 50 (69)m
Color C (garter and seed stitch stripes) - 55 (75)yds / 50 (69)m
Color D (black ribbing stripe) - 120 (150)yds / 110 (137)m
Color E (white ribbing stripe) - 120 (150)yds / 110 (137)m

Shown in: Colors A, B, & C - Jill Draper Makes Stuff Middlefield in brown and soft purple
Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran in Envy, Hush, Kid You Not, Pollen, & Potluck speckles.

Color D & E - Cascade Cloud (70% Merino, 30% Alpaca; 164yds / 150m per 100g skein)
Color D - Black
Color E - White

I recommend mixing various bits of worsted or aran weight yarns together for the playful stripes. DK weight would also work fine.

Needles: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular needle using magic loop method or DPNs

Notions: 1 stitch marker, waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch