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Free Legwarmer Pattern

February 15, 2012

I’ve been waiting soooo long for the desired skien of Madelinetosh Dk to arrive so I can finish my pair of legwarmers.  It was so worth it, because this color is the most beautiful grey ever. I’ve been wearing these bad boys with leggings ever since.

Wanna whip up a pair? They are great with your favorite pair of boots, and oh so toasty. Here you go! P.S. I won’t hold it against you if you spontaneously brake out some Flashdance moves, in fact, it’s encouraged!

Modern Legwarmers

Yarn: 2 skiens of Madelinetosh DK weight ( 225 yards each). I used colorway ” tern”

Needles:  Set of 4, US size 5 DPN

Darning needle

2X2 rib stitch: * K2, P2* Repeat between *’s until end of round


Cast on 58 stitches with any cast-on method that allows for a bit of stretch. I used the long tail cast on. If you have particularly slender calves, you can cast on 4 or 8 stitches less. Divide stitches equally across three of the DPNs. Join in the round and start knitting with forth needle, being careful not to twist. Begin 2X2 rib stitch.

Knit until work measures about 18″ or until desired length. You can also knit each legwarmer with an entire skein, which will result in a longer legwarmer than pictures.

Bind off all stitches, using something like Jeny’s stretchy bind off in this issue of Knitty.

Weave in ends.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2012 7:31 am

    Love them! Especially with the dress and sweater. Very cute!

  2. September 5, 2013 9:21 pm

    I love this so much! I am going to make these right away. Thank you very much for sharing. I am so in love with your boots…what brand are they
    and where’d you find them?

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