Les Cables de Faux by Lisa Gaskell

Les Cables de Faux

January 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 2 x 3 rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

Warm, versatile and slightly kitschy, these leg warmers were inspired by late 1970’s, early 1980’s European Ski Bunnies (as seen on the pages of Elle France), slouchy Harajuku leg warmer socks and most importantly by a need to look cute and fashionable and to wear skirts at all times, especially during the frigid winter in rural Quebec. The leg warmers can be worn pulled up covering the calf from ankle to knee, cuff turned up or down, or scrunched down around the ankles just like we did in Ballet-Jazz class in high school. So adaptable, they are ideal accessories for trudging through snowbanks on the way to the market, dancing all night to Abba in the hippest clubs or drinking hot chocolate with Sven and Jean-Pierre in a cozy ski chalet. Oh and they make a swell gift too.