Cable Knit Ombre Leg Warmers by Joanne Loh
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Cable Knit Ombre Leg Warmers

Knitting
January 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Ribbing Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 - 312 yards (274 - 285 m)
5.25" x 15.5"
This pattern is available for free.
  1. Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn, 78% Acrylic, 22% Wool (approx. 312 yards/285m per 150g ball) Yarn Color: Denim/Navy, Balls needed: 1 ball
  2. Needles: 16″ (or shorter) Circular needles U.S. 9 (5.5mm)
  3. Cable needle (size should be smaller than the circular needle)
  4. Stitch Markers
  5. Tapestry needle
  6. Elastic cord, 3 yard.

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximated. If you are using Scarfie yarn, match the ombre tone to the second piece of the leg warmers. You might need to cut away some yarn length before begin to knit the second piece in order for them to match approximately.

Tension Gauge:
Stockinette Stitch: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) using U.S. 9 (5.5mm) needles
2 x 2 Ribbing Stitch: 21 sts and 24 row = 4″ (10cm) using U.S. 9 (5.5mm) needles

Take time to make a gauge swatch to check your tension. Wash and block your swatch before measuring. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Prerequisite knowledge:
Knitting Stitch
C4F = Cable 4 Front. Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then k2 from cable needle
cont = Continue
k = Knit
P = Purl
RS = Right Side
st(s) = Stitch(es)
T3B = Twist 3 Back. Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then p1 from cable needle
T3F = Twist 3 Front. Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then k2 from cable needle