Leg Warmer Knitting Pattern : Strength

Grab this free leg warmer knitting pattern. Great beginner pattern + you can knit it flat or knit it in the round.

 

About:

Available Sizes: Five

Size: 6″ – 16″ {15cm – 40cm} Calf Circumference

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video

 

Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth} OR Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

 

Materials:

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 45 – 125 yards {41 – 114 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size, Knit Flat: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles

Needle Size, KITR: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Marker

 

Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.

 

Size Chart:

Calf Size : # of CO STS

XS 6-8” {15-20cm} : CO 16 STS

S 8-10” {20-25cm} : CO 20 STS

M 10-12” {25-30cm} : CO 24 STS

L 12-15” {30-35cm} : CO 28 STS

XL 15-16” {35-40cm} : CO 32 STS

 

Height = # of Rows to Knit:

29 rows = 08” {20cm}

36 rows = 10” {25cm}

43 rows = 12” {30cm}

50 rows = 14” {35cm}

62 rows = 18” {40cm}

 

Details:

Measurements, Size Large, KITR: 6″ Wide x 14″ {15cm x 35cm}

Gauge: 9.5 STS & 15 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight, size large, KITR: 6.5oz {180g}

 

Notes:

Not reversible.

Knit bottom up, however you can wear them either way.

Knit using the rib & stockinette stitch.

I knit mine using HiyaHiya interchangeable needles with 3 1/2” {9cm} tips.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

CO loosely, making sure your stitches slide easily. Too tight of a stitch will make these difficult to knit in the round. The first couple of rounds will be a little tight, but it gets easier as you go.

The XS, S and M need to be knitted in the round using the magic loop method, with 24″ {61cm}, or larger, cables or DPNs.

The L and XL can be knitted in the round with 16″ {40cm} cables.

 

Video:

Click here to watch the “Tools You Need to Knit Leg Warmers in the Round” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Knit Leg Warmers in the Round” video tutorial.

 

XS, S, M Patterns, Knit in the Round:

CO STS using the size chart above, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-3: *K2, P2*

Round 4: *K*

Repeat round 4 until the leg warmer measures desired length, minus the length for the last few rounds that match the first few rounds.

Last rounds 1-2: *K2, P2*

BO in the K2, P2 pattern.

End:

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

Knit the second the same as the first.

 

L, XL Patterns, Knit in the Round:

CO STS using the size chart above, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-5: *K2, P2*

Round 6: *K*

Repeat round 6 until the leg warmer measures desired length, minus the length for the last few rounds that match the first few rounds.

Last rounds 1-4: *K2, P2*

BO in the K2, P2 pattern.

End:

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

Knit the second the same as the first.

 

XS, S, M Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 1 = wrong side

CO STS using the size chart above, PM, join in the round.

Rows 1-3: *K2, P2* {rib stitch}

Row 4: *K* {stockinette stitch}

Row 5: *P* {stockinette stitch}

Repeat rounds 4-5 until the leg warmer measures desired length, minus the length for the last few rounds that match the first few rounds.

Last rounds 1-2: *K2, P2* {rib stitch}

BO in the K2, P2 pattern.

End:

Sew side edges together, not the CO & BO edges.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

Knit the second the same as the first.

 

L, XL Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 1 = wrong side

CO STS using the size chart above, PM, join in the round.

Rows 1-5: *K2, P2* {rib stitch}

Row 6: *K* {stockinette stitch}

Row 7: *P* {stockinette stitch}

Repeat rounds 6-7 until the leg warmer measures desired length, minus the length for the last few rounds that match the first few rounds.

Last rounds 1-4: *K2, P2* {rib stitch}

BO in the K2, P2 pattern.

End:

Sew side edges together, not the CO & BO edges.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

Knit the second the same as the first.

 

Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

KITR – knit in the round

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place marker

STS – stitches

 

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