Chunnel Warmers by Jennifer Dassau

Chunnel Warmers

October 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in half fisherman's rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
275 - 450 yards (251 - 411 m)
XS (S, M, L)
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If you like this stitch and have cold hands, check out my companion Chunnel Mitts pattern.

The Chunnel Leg Warmers have fitted rib cuffs with an optional heel split opening, and deeply textured legs which can be scrunched down or worn up straight. The half fisherman’s rib makes a fluffy and warm texture perfectly suited to artful rumpling. Weave the ends in neatly, and the legwarmers are completely reversible, showing a slightly different but equally attractive pattern on the reverse side.

Construction: Worked in the round from the top down, the Chunnel Warmers are cast on and bound off using the tubular method for smooth, infinity edges. Cuffs are worked in K1P1 rib on smaller needles, then continued on larger needles in opulent scrunchy half fisherman’s rib for the leg section. To adjust for different amounts of yardage, in addition to the size range in the instructions, the length of the rib cuff and leg sections may be easily customized by knitting more or fewer rounds, depending upon your yardage and fit preferences.

Techniques & Skills Used: tubular CO, alternate cable CO, knit/purl, working into the stitch below, working in the round, tubular BO, grafting. This pattern contains written instructions, with links to my tutorials.

Size: XS (S, M, L); 10 (12, 14, 16)” circumference and 15” or 19” height, measured flat and unstretched. The half fisherman’s rib is extremely stretchy and fits many sizes and shapes; choose a size with 1 - 2” of negative ease at calf. Sample shown in second size on a 13.5” calf/ 9” ankle.

Yarn: Purl Soho Worsted Twist (100% merino wool; 164 yards/150m/ 100g), shown in Artemisia Green; 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins, or approximately 275 (325, 390, 450) yards of worsted weight yarn. See Designer’s Notes for suggestions to adjust for differing yardage.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) dpns or 32” circular needle for Magic Loop, or size to match gauge for leg; US 5 (3.75mm) dpns or 32” circular needle for cuffs; spare US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle for tubular bind off; Stitch marker (1); removable stitch markers (2); Scrap yarn; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 14 st and 30 rounds/4” in half fisherman’s rib stitch pattern, unstretched and unblocked.

Thank you to my lovely tech editor Kate Vanover.