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**Leg warmers are actually like sleeves with ribbing on both ends.**

NOTE: We don't make leg warmers for sale, this is a pattern to knit your own.

. | Read directions down this column. | Your answers: |

. | Make a swatch of the pattern for leggings. (Could be fair isle, ribs, plain knitting, etc.) | |

A | Put your stitch gauge here (stitches per inch). | . |

B | Put your row gauge here (rows per inch). | . |

C | Measure the ankle width (make sure heel will fit through). | . |

D | Measure the calf (or the thigh) at the widest point. | . |

E | Measure Length from ankle to top, for total length. | . |

F | Now decide how much ribbing will be at each end. | . |

G | Multiply the stitch gauge [A] times ankle width [C] for needles to cast-on. | . |

H | Multiply the stitch gauge [A] times calf/thigh width [D] for needles to cast off. | . |

I |
Multiply ribbing length [F] times two (for both ends). Subtract the answer from the total length [E]. This is the patterning length. |
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J | Subtract ankle width [C] from calf/thigh width [D] for number total increases. | . |

K | Divide total increases [J] by 2, (we will increase at both sides at once), for the knitting increases. | . |

L | Divide patterning length [I] by the knitting increases [K], for rows between increases. | . |

M | Multiply ribbing length [F] times row gauge [B] for rows of ribbing. | . |

KNITTING THE LEGGINGS: | . | |

Knit bottom ribbing rows, [put M here]: | . | |

Set up for patterning. | ||

(+2 stitches, every _________ [put L here] rows, __________ times [put K here] ) | ||

Work in pattern, making increases (above), you should end up with total stitches: [put H here.] | . | |

Knit patterning length. [put I here], for the total amount of rows: | . | |

Knit top ribbing rows. [put M here]: | . | |

Loosely bind off stitches. | . |

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