Leg warmers with colourful stripes and a single column of bobbles running down the leg.

Éclaté Leg Warmers

$8 CAD

Colour gradation and sweet looking bobbles make these leg warmers a stand-out accessory. With a variety of lengths specified in the pattern, you can wear them bunched up around the ankle, or pulled up over your knee. Whichever way you choose, these legwarmers will keep you moving!

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Construction

The leg warmer is worked bottom up, in the round. Single-round stripes of colour with a bobble at the beginning of the round add a pop of colour.

What's Included

This knitting pattern includes detailed written directions.

Sizes + Finished Measurements

Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, M/L).
Finished circumference: 7 ¼ (8, 8 ½, 9 ¼, 11 ½)” / 17.5 (20, 20, 22.5, 27.5) cm.
Length: 9 ½ (13, 15, 16, 21)” / 22.5 (32.5, 37.5, 40, 52.5) cm.
Leg warmer is meant to be worn with 15-25% negative ease. Choose a finished size about 2-4” / 5-10 cm smaller than calf measurement. Shown in the M/L size with the S/M length.

Yarn

Worsted weight yarn in 5 colours;
120 (180, 220, 255, 315) yd / 110 (165, 200, 235, 290) m MC;
10 (10, 10, 10, 20) yd/m each C1, C2, C3, C4.

Shown in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards/50g) in White, Sugar Plum, Amethyst Heather, Eggplant, and Indigo Heather.

Substitution Notes

Choose a worsted weight yarn with some elasticity; so wool and wool blends would be great; acrylics should work, but steer clear of alpaca and plant fibres unless they’re blended with wool. Use this pattern as a stash busting opportunity to use up those odds and ends of colour. Just imagine each stripe and bobble being a different colour.

Gauge

20 sts and 28 rounds = 4″ (10 cm) over stockinette stitch in the round on larger needle(s), blocked.

Needles + Notions

4 & 4.5 mm (US 6 & 7) Needles for working a small circumference in the round;
Stitch Marker;
Yarn Needle.

Skills

Knitting in the round, bobbles.

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