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Traveling Stitch Legwarmers

Knitting
June 2008
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in reverse stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
552 yards (505 m)
About 10" (25.5 cm) circumference at widest part and 22.5" (57 cm) long. To fit a woman.
This pattern is available for free.

Pattern description from Knit So Fine & Interweave Knits, Spring 2008: “These legwarmers more closely resemble close-fitting leggings than the slouchy legwarmers of the 1980s. They hug the leg from the cuff to the thigh in an elaborate traveling-stitch pattern that come from traditional Austrian knee socks. The calves are shaped with increases and decreases hidden in the lozenge-shaped motif. Warmer and more comfortable than tights, you want to pull these on with your favorite skirt all winter long.”

Finished Size:About 10” (25.5 cm) circumference at widest part and 22.5” (57 cm) long. To fit a woman.

Yarn: Sprotweight (#2 Fine). Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd 168 m/50 g): #117S winter blue, 3 balls.

Needles: U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle