Postmodern Legwarmers by Stefanie Japel
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Postmodern Legwarmers

January 2003
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
250 yards (229 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Description from Knitty, Spring 2003:

It’s spring. It should be getting warmer any day now, right? Right.

While you are outside shivering in chiffon, waiting for that first butterfly to de-cocoon, you need to keep warm. The perfect solution is these legwarmers! Carry them with you - stick a pair in your backpack, or in your bottom desk drawer at the office. You will no longer have to let sudden temperature changes or gale-force winds get you down!

This pattern is a basic design that can be altered in a multitude of ways. Use smaller needles and a finer yarn, and work 2 or 3 inches of ribbing at the top if the yarn you choose is elastic enough - just keep the finished dimensions the same. Substitute elastic for the I-cord. Hem the bottoms or not. Add a pattern stitch, like cables or a lace panel, up the sides. Decorate with intarsia or a Fair Isle band. Make them thigh-high or ankle-length.