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Feb 22, 2011

Purplelicious Legwarmers

I am basing this pattern loosely off of one I found online because when I attempted to make those, they turned out nothing like the picture, even though I followed the pattern.  They became more like garter-stitched ankle warmers.  I just did this in a bright purple yarn I found at Wal-Mart, and they fit me perfectly! 

Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn in Amethyst
Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) straight knitting needles
Darning or tapestry needle

Legwarmers (make 2):
Cast on 30 sts.
Row 1: * k2, p2 * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2: * p2, k2 * to last 2 sts, p2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the work measures 15 inches, ending on row 2.
Now, knit as follows:
Row 1: * k1, k1p1 into next st, p2 * to last 2 sts, k1, k1p1 into final st
Row 2: * p3, k2* to last 3 sts, p3
Row 3: * k3, p2* to last 3 sts, k3
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 6 more rows.
Bind off in rib.

Sew edges together.

Here they are!


  1. cool how did u make those

  2. where do they go up to when they are mainly straight?

  3. They are about knee length, or slightly longer.

  4. Hi Alex,
    How much wool did they take please and was it double knitting, chunky or something else and what size calf did they fit??
    Thanks in advance for your answer
    Maureen (Dublin, Ireland)

  5. hi, i am having a problem with the second part of this partner. Where you k1,k1p1 into next st p2. to last 2 sts, k1, k1p1 into final st. If i do what it says it will mess up the partner. Could you explain what i am doing wrong. Please help

    1. I have tried four times to follow Part 2 and it is not correct. Please suggest an alternate finish.

  6. wanting to know what leg circumference these are for and # stitches/inch stretched & unstretched. Yes and how many skeins of yarn for a pair?

  7. Thank you for this pattern! x