Decidedly Irregular Legwarmers by Wena' Knaup

Decidedly Irregular Legwarmers

Machine Knitting
October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in (10cm) in Stockinette Stitch
170 yards (155 m)
Child to Adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner – Advanced

This project is a great way to use up any leftover yarns. These legwarmers draw their character from the fact that they are purposely designed to be irregular in appearance. The pattern was designed using the Bond USM with keyplate #3.5. Charts for each legwarmer are included with written pattern.

Please read all instructions thoroughly prior to beginning pattern.

  • To increase size, divide circumference of child/adult’s calf by 4. If remainder is whole number, multiply by 16 to determine sts needed – i.e. 16=(16/4) x 16 for 64sts. If remainder is a mixed number, multiply whole number portion by 16; and then multiply 16 by fractional portion and add together – i.e. 8.5= (8/4) x 16 + .5=(16 x .5) = 32 + 8 for 40sts.
  • To increase length – simply add more stockinette stitches, cables; or knit a few rows and complete the flower pattern again.
  • Should size or length be increase, ensure to increase # of yarn skeins to allow for completion of pattern.
  • Pattern uses cabling, stranded colorwork, the stockinette stitch, and a garter bar or waste yarn to turn piece to create character.
  • The Stranded Colorwork technique of adding color calls for hand-manipulation of needles carrying CY, and is worked from left to right.
  • For ease in following pattern, make a separate copy of the chart. Place a ruler under each line for better reading and to ensure accuracy of placing needles in HP. Draw a line through each row as it is completed.

Special Techniques used: E-wrap Cast-on; Cable 4 Right (also called Right-Cross Cable); and Stranded Colorwork (also known as Fair Isle) technique.

Yarn Needed: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic; 4ply; 3.5oz/100g; 170yds/156m) - Sample used 1 skein of Dusty Blue #108; Lot #67150
Any other 100% Acrylic, 4-ply yarn – color(s) of choice - Sample used 1 skein of unknown brand of White (from leftovers)

Other materials needed: Row Counter; Latch tool; 1 and (2) 2-prong transfer tools; Craft Cord, Garter Bar or waste yarn; 2 green cards; Clothes pins; Small gold pins; Blunt tip plastic or metal needle