Take Heart is the very first book from the Pom Pom Press! Brought to you by the editors of Pom Pom Quarterly, Take Heart is a collection of 11 knitted accessories by designer and illustrator Fiona Alice. You can now order your copy (print + digital) and join our group for updates, KALs and chatter!
Thigh Length Version
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
To fit thigh circumference: 40.5 (46, 51) cm / 16 (18, 20)” – to be worn with approximately 5 cm / 2” negative ease
Calf Length Version
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
To fit leg circumference: 30.5 (35.5, 40.5) cm / 12 (14, 16)” – to be worn with approximately 5 cm / 2” negative ease
Models are wearing the smallest size.
Yarn: The Uncommon Thread BFL Fingering (4ply/Fingering weight; 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool; 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g skein)
Thigh Length Version: Attic Room; 2 (2, 3) skeins
Calf Length Version: Tea Smoked 2 (2, 2) skeins
Gauge: 32 sts & 42 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Broken Rib (unstretched) on 3 mm needles after blocking
Needles: 2.5 mm / US 1.5 DPNs or circular needle, 80 cm / 32” length for magic loop
3 mm / US 2.5 DPNs or circular needle, 80 cm / 32” length for magic loop
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: Fine elastic thread, tapestry needle
Notes: These legwarmers are worked inside out so that the majority of the stitches are knit instead of purl – ultimately the legwarmers are reversible and can be worn with either texture of the Broken Rib showing.
The fine elastic thread and yarn are held together whilst working the band of ribbing at the top of the leg. Hold the elastic taught as you knit it. Using the elastic is highly recommended but not necessary.