White Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern

Looking for a classic white leg warmers knitting pattern? This pattern uses the stockinette stitch, which is the best stitch for leg warmers. It’s a simple, classic stitch that looks good with everything.

If you’re looking for a pattern with more texture, the broken rib stitch pattern is beautiful too!

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About the Pattern

Available Sizes: Five
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
PDF Bonus: Video
Pattern Name: Guilty Pleasure

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method
Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 120- 360 yards (110 – 329 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky, Winter White

How many skeins of yarn do you need for leg warmers? Well, that depends on the size. For a medium, which fits most adults, I recommend 2, one for each leg warmer. That way you know you won’t run out of yarn, aka playing yarn chicken. I like having a “happy plate” meaning, no left-over yarn, so I’ll just knit my leg warmers until the yarn is all gone. It’s a win-win, no left-over yarn and I’ll have slouchy leg warmers to wear when I’m done.

Needles & Notions

US 9 (5.5mm) Knitting Needles (Knit Flat) OR
US 9 (5.5mm) Circular Needles with a 12” (30cm) Cable (Knit in the Round) OR
US 9 (5.5mm) Circular Needles with a 24″ (60cm) Cable or longer (Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method), or DPN’s
Extras: Stitch Marker, Elastic (optional)

Gauge

15 STS & 22 rounds per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the pattern below

Picture Details

Leg Warmer Measurements: 6″ wide x 16 1/2″ (15cm x 42cm)
Leg Warmer Weight: 7oz (200g)
Model is 5’9″/175cm, with a 13″/33cm calf circumference wearing large leg warmers with yoga pants. (They’d be too snug with jeans, so I’d knit an XL instead.)

Sizes

Size / Calf Size / # of CO STS / Yarn Required
XS / 6-8” (15-20cm) / CO 28 STS / 1 Skein
S / 8-10” (20-25cm) / CO 34 STS / 1-2 Skeins
M / 10-12” (25-30cm) / CO 40 STS / 1-2 Skeins
L / 12-14” (30-35cm) / CO 46 STS / 2-3 Skeins
XL / 14-16” (35-40cm) / CO 52 STS / 2-3 Skeins

Notes

Not reversible.
Knit top down or bottom up.
Knit using the stockinette stitch.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
PM – place marker
RS – right side
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side

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Free & easy leg warmer knitting pattern. Basic & chunky leg warmers for everyday coziness! Knit flat with 2 needles or knit in the round. :)

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Pattern Instructions

Knit Flat (Back & Forth)

CO the desired number of STS from the “Size” section above.

Row 1 (WS): *P*

Row 2 (RS): *K*

Repeat rows 1-2 until desired length + 2 1/2″ (6cm) to allow for the top & bottom brim. 

BO in all knit stitches.

Sew the side edges together.

Double Brim:

Fold the CO edge over to the inside, with the wrong sides facing each other,  about 1″ (3cm) and sew it to the inside, creating a pocket for the elastic band. Repeat for the bottom brim.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO the desired number of STS from the “Size” section above, PM, join in the round.

Knit all rounds, until desired length + 2 1/2″ (6cm) to allow for the top & bottom brim.

BO in all knit stitches.

Double Brim:

Fold the CO edge over to the inside, with the wrong sides facing each other,  about 1″ (3cm) and sew it to the inside, creating a pocket for the elastic band. Repeat for the bottom brim.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

Pattern, Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method:

CO the desired number of STS from the “Size” section above, split stitches in half on each needle, PM, join in the round.

Knit all rounds, until desired length + 2 1/2″ (6cm) to allow for the top & bottom brim.

BO in all knit stitches.

Double Brim:

Fold the CO edge over to the inside, with the wrong sides facing each other,  about 1″ (3cm) and sew it to the inside, creating a pocket for the elastic band. Repeat for the bottom brim.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

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