Éclaté Leg Warmers by Holli Yeoh

Éclaté Leg Warmers

Knitting
October 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
770 - 880 yards (704 - 805 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, M/L)
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Colour gradation and sweet looking bobbles make these leg warmers a stand-out accessory. With a variety of lengths specified in the pattern, you can wear them bunched up around the ankle, or pulled up over your knee. Whichever way you choose, these legwarmers will keep you moving!

The leg warmer is worked bottom up, in the round. Single-round stripes of colour with a bobble at the beginning of the round add a pop of colour.

This knitting pattern includes detailed written directions.

Finished Measurements
Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, M/L)
Finished circumference: 7 ¼ (8, 8 ½, 9 ¼, 11 ½)“ / 17.5 (20, 20, 22.5, 27.5) cm
Length: 9 ½ (13, 15, 16, 21)” / 22.5 (32.5, 37.5, 40, 52.5) cm
Leg warmer is meant to be worn with 15-25% negative ease. Choose a finished size about 2-4” / 5-10 cm smaller than calf measurement. Shown in the M/L size with the S/M length.

Yardage
Worsted weight yarn in 5 colours
120 (180, 220, 255, 315) yd / 110 (165, 200, 235, 290) m MC
10 (10, 10, 10, 20) yd/m each C1, C2, C3, C4

Shown in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (affiliate) (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards/50g) in White, Sugar Plum, Amethyst Heather, Eggplant, and Indigo Heather.

Substitution Notes
Choose a worsted weight yarn with some elasticity; so wool and wool blends would be great; acrylics should work, but steer clear of alpaca and plant fibres unless they’re blended with wool. Use this pattern as a stash busting opportunity to use up those odds and ends of colour. Just imagine each stripe and bobble being a different colour.

Techniques
Knitting in the round, bobbles.