Marzipan Legwarmers by Helen Stewart
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Marzipan Legwarmers

Knitting
November 2017
Biches & Bûches Le Cashmere & Lambswool
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
100 - 188 yards (91 - 172 m)
Toddler (Child, Woman)
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Somehow, the exuberant movement of the dancers seems effortless: they drift, float, spin, and even fly. Endless days of training and practice lie behind each sparkling moment of perfection onstage. For every moment a ballerina spends in a breathtaking tutu, she spends hours in legwarmers, repeating the ritual of class at the barre and rehearsing her role. Cosy and comforting, legwarmers keep a dancer’s muscles supple and ready: watch a performance from the wings and you’ll see that they stay on until seconds before she makes her entrance.

The Marzipan Legwarmers are a graceful interpretation of the dancer’s staple. A pretty pair of legwarmers instantly adds a bit of ballerina chic to any outfit, all while keeping your ankles toasty. A clever twisted rib stitch gives the sportweight Marzipan Legwarmers plenty of stretch and cling, so that they can be styled up or down: elegantly stretched or artfully rumpled. With three sizes for toddlers, children, and women, you can knit a pair for all the little dancers in your life (and another for yourself!).

YARN
Le biches & bûches Cashmere & Lambswool 87.5% Lambswool,
12.5% Cashmere, 122m/133yds per 50g skein

Colour: Grey Brown (pictured)

Blue Sky Fibre Baby Alpaca Sport 100% Alpaca, 101m/110yds per 50g skeinictured)

Actual sport weight yarn used
Toddler 45g 91m/99yds
Child 60g 121m/132yds
Woman 85g 172m/188yds

NEEDLES
2.75mm (US 2) 80cm (32”) long circular needles for magic loop or DPNs (or size to obtain gauge)
3.5mm (US 4), 80cm (32”) long circular needles for magic loop or DPNs (or size to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
24 sts/36 rows = 10cm (4”) in pattern slightly stretched