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Child of the 80s: Leg Warmer Love

Knitting
January 2003
Artfibers Smoothie
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
4.3 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in reverse stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4.0 mm (G)
462 yards (422 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Materials:

  • All yarns from Artfibers in San Francisco
  • 2 skeins of Ballet or Smoothie in color of choice
  • 1 skein of Venus in color of choice
  • Knitting Needles - #10.5 & #8 straight and #5 dpn
  • Crochet Hook - G

Sizing: This pattern is pretty stretchy so it should fit Small to Medium sized legs. For larger sizes, just add 2 or 4 rows to each section, or use a larger needle. You do not want them to be too loose or they don’t conform to your sexy legs.

Yarn Substitution:

  • Ballet and Smoothie are both microfiber yarns. A nice substitution would be Rowan Calmer.
  • Venus is a linen ribbon yarn but could be substituted with just about any light worsted weight yarn. I used Stacy Charles Tahki Cotton.

Gauge: 13 st/18 rows=3” on size #10.5