16 October 2010

Just in Time Leg Warmer Pattern

Well, here you have it, my first ever pattern.  Tutorial for the I-Cord and Pom-Poms to come.

Calf circumference up to 10 inches.

Circumference of ribbed cuff, unstretched: 6 inches
Circumference of legwarmer: 7 inches
Length of legwarmer with cuff folded: 13 inches 

Wisdom Yarn Poems (100% Wool; 109 yards per 50g ball) in colour 578; 2 skeins
1 set of 4.5mm circular (8 inch long) or double-pointed needles
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

20 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

2x2 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 4 sts):
Round 1: [K2, p2] to end.
Repeat this round for 2x2 Rib.
I-cord  When working an I-cord you do not turn the work.  Instead, you use double pointed needles, slide all the stitches to the other end of the needle, switch the needle back to your left hand, bring the yarn around the back of the work, and start knitting the stitches again, keeping the yarn quite tight. Repeat this row after row to form the I-cord.

CO 40 sts. Divide sts between needles.
Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.

Work in 2x2 Rib until work measures 2 inches.
Eyelet Round: Work 16 sts in pattern, k2tog, yo, p2, yo, k2tog, continue in rib pattern to end.
Continue in 2x2 Rib until work measures 5.5 inches.
Next Round: Continue in Stockinette st until entire work measures 12.5 inches.
P 5 rounds, cast off

Weave in ends, block if desired.
Make 2 cords: CO 3 sts and work I-Cord until cord measures 24 inches.
BO all sts; do not weave in ends.
Make 4 pom poms.
Insert cords through eyelets.
Sew pom poms to ends of I-Cords using yarn tails.


  1. do you really think all that knitting talk means anything to us??

  2. It mean something to someone. Don't be jealous Shann, I will make you some leg warmers if you want...

  3. Those are some purdy shoes Silas!

    I wish I could speak your language! But I am in classes to learn...oh yes that is right, knitting, crocheting, sewing classes...you know, to be crafty to, so I can stop coveting.

    Are you going to be selling these on your etsy store (you opened one right? or did I dream it? I can't find a link on the blog).

  4. I meant leg warmers...Purdy leg warmers...but I wrote shoes...but those are kind of pretty too...

  5. Those leg warmers are so cute-are they easy for someone who can barely knit?

  6. Super easy, but a little boring, because all you do is go round and round and round.

  7. Thank you for the work you have put into this article, this helps clear away some questions I had.

  8. This is the cutest thing I've seen... those are some cute baby legs... and so fancy!! :)


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