Steelers Striped Leg Warmers by Hermione J. Schwartz
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Steelers Striped Leg Warmers

Knitting
July 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Medium
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The leg warmers are made from two colors of acrylic yarn for the washablity and longevity acrylic supplies. Additionally, our climate doesn’t necessitate wool or wool blends for 99% of the year and I didn’t want to cause overheating issues. Sweaty paws, yuck! If we lived in say…Pittsburgh…I would definitely make another pair in a superwash wool. I used size US7 dpns to get a nice fabric.

The pattern was written specifically for Mouse’s legs. They measure 8” in circumference just under her elbow joint and taper down to 6” in circumference at her wrist. The total length is about 10”. Mouse is what I consider to be a medium size dog bordering on largish. She’s a 65 pound American Bulldog. I say medium because she isn’t the largest or smallest dog we’ve had. The pattern discusses gauge and has an equation for customizing the size to different leg circumferences.

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