How to knit leg warmers
Legwarmers may seem like a blast from the past, but they’re actually really practical. Whether you wear them with your skinny jeans or on top of pyjamas with flappy legs, they’ll keep you warm when you need it most. A simple but striking combination of rib and cables, these will be a joy to knit, and just tricky enough to keep you thinking.
If you’re not sure on what a purl stitch is, or need a refresher, check out our in-depth tutorial – How to Purl in knitting.
If you like this project, why not try your hand at some of our other winter warmer favourites? We love these gorgeous cable socks and these cosy knitted wrist warmers. And for more knitting projects and inspiration sign-up to our newsletter!
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To make these knitted leg warmers you will need:
- King Cole, Riot Chunky
(70% acrylic, 30% wool, 100g/134m) 2 balls of Potash (663)
We used Potash, but if you have trouble finding it, try Hazelnut (3080)
- A pair of 5mm needles
- A pair of 6mm needles
- Cable needle
Knitted leg warmers pattern
Yarn used knits as chunky to this tension: 14 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 6mm needles.
- pfb purl into front and back of next st
You’ll find our standard knitting abbreviations in this pattern. This pattern is written in UK metrics but it’s really easy to convert, just check out our yarn weight conversion chart and beginner’s guide.
Cast on 56 sts using 5mm needles. Next row Knit into back of sts to form a neat edge.
Next row *K2, P2; work from * to end.
Now continue working as above rib row until work measures 7cm with WS facing for next row.
Next row K1, kfb, K1, *P2, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, P1, pfb, P1. [58 sts]
Change to 6mm needles and start cable pattern as follows:
Row 1 K4, *P2, K4, P2, K6; rep from * to last 12 sts, P2, K4, P2, K4.
Row 2 and every foll alt row Work each stitch as it appears on this side of the work – K the knit sts and P the purl sts.
Row 3 K4, *P2, C4F, P2, K6; rep from * to last 12 sts, P2, C4F, P2, K4.
Row 5 K4, *P2, K4, P2, K6; rep from * to last 12 sts, P2, K4, P2, K4.
Row 7 K4, *P2, C4F, P2, K6; rep from * to last 12 sts, P2, C4F, P2, K4.
Row 9 K4, *C4B, C4F, K6; rep from * to last 12 sts, C4B, C4F, K4.
Row 11 K2, *C4B, P4, C4F, K2; rep from * to last 14 sts, C4B, P4, C4F, K2.
Row 13 K2, *C4B, P4, C4F, K2; rep from * to last 14 sts, C4B, P4, C4F, K2.
Row 15 K4, *C4F, C4B, K6; rep from *
to last 12 sts, C4F, C4B, K4. Rep Rows 3–16 once more.
Change to 5mm needles.
Next row *K2, P2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Continue until rib measures 7cm.
Cast off in rib.
TO MAKE UP
Sew in loose ends by weaving them into the WS of your cuff.
With RS facing, use mattress stitch to join side seams.
Download the knitted leg warmer pattern
Get a PDF version of this pattern here: Knitted leg warmer pattern
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Making Leg Warmers On A Knitting Loom
I’ve only used a knitting loom once, years ago, to make a hat. It came out way too big and made me lose interest in knitting looms. But recently I had the idea to try making some bulky leg warmers on a small one! So I picked up this 5 1/2″ loom from Hobby Lobby (my new favorite place!) and dug this ball of Homespun out from deep within my stash! I can’t even remember how long ago I bought this! It was an impulse buy because I loved the color so much (Tulips).
I learned how to purl on the loom (thank you, YouTube!!) and did a knit/purl ribbing for 15 rows and then just knit from then on. I’m not happy with how the ribbing came out. It just seems way too loose and sloppy. Which is actually another reason I don’t particularly like knitting looms. It seems like they’re intended for really big yarn. Even the knit part is too loose for my liking (you can’t really tell until I have it on my leg) but isn’t quite as bad as the ribbing.
I’ll probably end up frogging these to at least redo them without the ribbing. But since it’s not a color I really see myself wearing anyway, I’ll probably send it back to my stash and look for something bulkier.
Do you use knitting looms? What type of yarn do you prefer to use with them? Are there any techniques to help your stitches seem tighter and less sloppy? I’d love to hear your thoughts on knitting looms and any advice you might have!
Filed Under: Crafty ShenanigansTagged With: Knitting, Leg Warmers, LoomSours: https://www.gleefulthings.com/blog/?p=8080
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Warmers leg loom youtube knitting
1 Hank 100% Pure Alpaca 220 yards. That’s plenty to do 1 set of leg warmers and matching hat or you can use any fingering or lace weight yarn.
Fine Gauge Newborn Sock 1/4″-30 pegs
This pattern is made to go with the full video. There is a direct link at the bottom of the PDF.
The leg warmers in the photo were done on the 30 peg ¼ gauge loom BUT the pattern can directly convert to the 30 peg ½ adult sock loom for adult size leg warmers, you would want to use worsted weight #4 yarn instead. If you need any help converting this pattern to any loom please feel free to e-mail me.
Alpaca is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite.- source wikipedia
Full Video : https://youtu.be/aihuNqKI5UI
Cast on : https://youtu.be/kCU60_TbiTQ
Cuff : https://youtu.be/a6t_8nvh7pw
Body : https://youtu.be/IqnZv_oRTo4
Cast Off: https://youtu.be/jIRJfRlGWA4
e-mail : [email protected]
For more information, see: https://youtu.be/aihuNqKI5UISours: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2-stitch-lt-leg-warmers
Introduction: Easy Knitted Leg Warmers, Wrist Warmers and Cap
In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make this set of matching accessories to keep you warm.
Step 1: The Things You Will Need:
Yarn, obviously, and knitting needles,the ones with the string in between.
I'm using wild wild wool from rico design in color number 015 and knitting needles with 8mm in diameter, I guess that's size 11 in the US.
Two skeins of yarn (200g) should be enough.
Step 2: Casting On
I'm starting with the cap, first I cast on five stitches.
I tried to show the process of casting on in the pictures, but if it's not clear enough, it's shown in this Video from watchknitting.
Step 3: The First Round
The first round is a bit tricky, you have to distribute the stitches as shown in the picture and then double all the stitches. You can do this as shown here or by working on the front and back part of a stitch. When you're done knitting the first two stitches you'll have to rearrange the stitches on the needles, and so on. When you finished the round use a little loop of yarn in a different color to mark the beginning of the round.
Step 4: Adding Rounds
In the continuing rounds you have to add five stitches each, do that regularly to achieve the flower like shape of the hat.
That means in the second round you double every second stitch in the third round every third and so on, the rest of the stitches are knitted withe the knit stitch, use markers to help you out.
I stopped at 23 rounds, you could make it bigger if you want.
Step 5: Decreasing Stitches
When you reached your desired size you have to start decreasing stitches, do that by just knitting two stitches together as one. Be sure to decrease fife stitches each round.
I found that, in order to fit an average head you should decrease stitches for about the number of rounds you increased minus 13, in my case 10 rounds.
Step 6: The Edge
Now just knit a few rounds for the edge without increasing or decreasing anything. I did six rounds with one purl stitch and one knit stitch alternating.
To finish the hat you have to cast off, be sure not to do it to firm.
Step 7: Cap Finished!
And here you have your cap finished, just hide the ends of the yarn in the fabric and it's ready to wear.
Be sure to subscribe to watchknittings youtube channel to watch her amazingly simple tutorials.
Step 8: The Leg Warmers
To make the leg warmers cast on 36 stitches and knit four rounds with 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches alternating. Then knit two rows beginning with one knit stitch and then alternating 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches, then two rows beginning with two knit stitch and then alternating 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches, continue this pattern until you have your desired length then knit four rounds with 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches alternating and cast off.
The pattern should look like this (o = purl stitch; x = knit stitch):
Step 9: The Wrist Warmers
The wrist warmers have the same pattern as the leg warmers, but for them you only cast on 24 stitches.
For the thumb hole you just flip your work over at the end of the sixth round, knit back one round, flip over again , knit back, flip over,knit back, flip over and then continue knitting like before.
Step 10: Happy Knitting!
I hope i managed to explain all steps comprehensible, if you have any questions, just ask, I'll do my verry best to answer.
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Leggy Layers: 15 DIY Leg Warmers and Boot Cuffs
It’s already beginning to look a lot like winter here which means it’s definitely time to dig all of my boots out of the closet. Sometimes, though, our boots just aren’t enough. No matter how hard you try, some of that pesky winter chill always manages to sneak in. However, I now have a foolproof way to remedy this— knitted leg warmers and boot cuffs. That’s right. When the cooler temperatures get to be a bit too much to bear, there’s nothing better than adding another layer (especially if this new layer is knit with the bulkiest yarn you can find). After all, didn’t our parents always tell us to bundle up? Well, now we can do so in style.
When I was younger, leg warmers were always my go-to accessories. After being in dance for years, they were just like a second skin. As I’d gotten older, though, it hadn’t occurred to me to grab up a pair of those cozy accessories of my youth— until I learned how to knit. Boot Cuffs and leg warmers are the quick and easy knits that are off your needles almost as quickly as you cast them on, and that’s what I love about them. Many of them also make the greatest stash busters. After all, there’s nothing worse for a knitter than having an abundance of leftover yarn and nothing to knit.
So, this year, why not cast on yet another cozy knit to add to your growing winter wardrobe? Not only will you be warm come winter, but you’ll also have great new decorative additions to top off your boots.
Wild and Free Boot Cuff Patterns
If you’re not quite ready to commit to leg warmers, why not try out these amazing knitted boot cuff patterns? Quick and easy, these are the cozy winter knits it won’t take you long to finish. Since many of these boot cuffs patterns only call for a little bit of yarn, they also make some of the best stash busters. So, cast on one of these short and sweet knits today to have warm and fashionable boot cuffs for in time for the winter.
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You don’t have to be a ballerina to own a pair of leg warmers. This warm and cozy trend is slowly but surely making a comeback, and you don’t want to be caught without a pair for yourself. These lovely little knits are sure to provide you with all of the warmth and comfort you need to get you through yet another cold winter.
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Do you prefer leg warmers or boot cuffs?
Filed Under: Knitting TutorialsTagged With: allfreeknitting, boot cuffs, free knitting patterns, legwarmers, Morgan MetcalfSours: https://www.stitchandunwind.com/diy-leg-warmers-and-boot-cuffs/