Roller Girl Legwarmers by Traci Truesdale

Roller Girl Legwarmers

November 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
660 - 880 yards (604 - 805 m)
Finished circumference (upper calf) 12 (14½, 17½)" ; Finished length: 16 (17, 18)"
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “Ten years ago, when I was in college, I worked at a coffee shop connected to the music venue in town. I frequently wore my roller skates to work, hoping my moves would encourage better tips. Wanting to celebrate my former love for everything rollerskates and the resurgence of 80s fashion, I made myself a pair of these legwarmers. I even brought out the old skates for a test drive. This pattern is perfect for beginners who are yearning to flex their creative muscles on a project that is a little more challenging than a basic scarf. So knit up these legwarmers, find an old pair of skates, and shake your groove thang.”


  • Women’s S (M, L)
  • Finished circumference (upper calf) 12 (14½, 17½)“
  • Finished length: 16 (17, 18)“


  • Cascade 220 (100% wool; 100g/220yds)
  • MC: 2 (2, 3) skeins #2410 Purple
  • CC: 1 skein #7814 Chartreuse
  • US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) or US 8 (5m) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge