Cara’s Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern for Everyone!
copyrighted by Cara L Bernhauser, my site is https://www.cara4webshopping.com
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.
|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.||.|