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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Abyss Legwarmers

Please note: I always test my patterns 100%, however, this one is NOT tested. I just don't want to and it's pretty easy anyway. As usual, let me know if you have any comments!

These legwarmers were designed specifically to wear under jeans. Their best feature is the ties that ensure they don’t slink down around your ankles. They are also cute in the summer with a skirt.
The originals were knit up with one skein of fingering weight and one skein of DK, however, they could be done with two skeins of fingering weight, if you prefer.

Craft: knitting
Skill Level:
knit, purl, K2tog, yarn over, i-cord

adult small (shown) and large
Finished Measurements:
approx. 5" wide, 20" long lying flat with cuff folded down (size small)

34 sts = 4" on 2.5 mm as given on Anne ball band; 22 sts = 4" on 4 mm as given on Soft Touch ball band
1 x 100 g (560 yds, 215 m) fingering weight yarn; 1 x 200 g (500 yds, 457 m) DK weight
Suggested Brand:
1 skein Anne by Schaefer Yarn; 2 skeins Shelridge Farms Soft Touch DK

3 mm dpns (or 12” circular – dpns required for i-cord)  
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook


Make two.

Starting at the top with DK yarn (MC), CO 80 (112) sts with long-tail method. Join in the rnd being careful not to twist sts. Pm for beg of rnd.

Work a K2, P2 rib for 10 rnds.

Rnd 11: *K2, P2, K2tog, YO, P2*, rep from * to * to end of rnd. 10 (14) eyelets.

Next: work 10 rnds in 2x2 rib.
Rnd 22: knit one rnd for fold line (shows as a purl rnd when cuff is turned down).

Rep the first 21 rnds once more.

Change to fingering yarn (CC) and st st. Use jogless stripe technique and carry strands up the back (unless you want to weave all those little guys in, but I don’t recommend it!)

Work 3 rnds with MC and 7 rnds with CC until legwarmers reach one inch from desired length. Obviously, you may choose a different stripe pattern (or a solid) based on your tastes and yarn choice.

Once your legwarmer is long enough, change to MC and work 12 rnds in 2x2  rib. BO in rib.


Fold top cuff over along purl line. Block if needed. Make a 30-inch i-cord on dpns and weave through eyelets, making sure they line up. Weave in ends.