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Fisherman’s Pose Legwarmers

Legwarmers in Cascade Superwash Paints

Adult size legwarmers in Cascade Superwash Paints

I love to wear capri leggings to spinning and yoga, but I also live in Canada, so slim fitting tall legwarmers were definitely needed to get to the studio and back. Legwarmers should fit snugly around ankles and knees, but also stretch easily over the rest of the leg.  I chose textures that would hug close to the ankle, but also stretch to accomodate cycler’s calves.  The combined 2 by 2 ribbing and traditional pleated fisherman’s sweater pattern resulted in really stretchy, very easy legwarmers. As a result, size and gauge should not be major concerns.

Needles: Size 5 and 6 DPNs (double pointed needles)

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

Yarn: Adult/Large Child: 400-450 yards of worsted weight yarn, Small Child: 350-400 yards (in these adult legwarmers, I used 2 skeins of 220 Cascade Superwash paints)

Size: Adult, Large Child/Preteen, Small Child/Toddler. The texture provides a lot of stretch, so one size should really fit all.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch (stretches to less than 4 stitches/inch)

Sizes: Adult (Large Child, Small Child)

On size 5 needles, cast on 72 (64, 56) stitches. Join in the round and mark the end of the round.

Ribbing:

*Knit 2, purl 2* Repeat to the end of the round.

Continue in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 (3, 2) inches.

_AWN1789Leg: Switch to size 6 needles.

Row 1: *k7, p1* repeat to the end of the round

Row 2: *k6, p2* repeat to the end of the round

Row 3: *k5, p3* repeat to the end of the round

Row 4: *k4, p4* repeat to the end of the round

Row 5: *k3, p5* repeat to the end of the round

Row 6: *k2, p6* repeat to the end of the round

Row 7: *k1, p7* repeat to the end of the round

Row 8: *k2, p6* repeat to the end of the round

Row 9: *k3, p5* repeat to the end of the round

Row 10: *k4, p4* repeat to the end of the round

Row 11: *k5, p3* repeat to the end of the round

Row 12: *k6, p2* repeat to the end of the round

Repeat rows 1 to 12 until legwarmer measures 12 (10, 6) inches from the cast on edge.

Ribbing:

Switch back to size 5 needles. *Knit 2, purl 2* Repeat to the end of the round.

Continue in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 (3, 2) inches.

Bind off, using a stretchy bind off.  My favourite is: k2, slip stitches back to left needle, k2tog, *k1, slip stitches back to left needle, k2tog* repeat until the end of the round.  You may choose to bind off in the ribbing pattern (knit the knits, purl the purls).

Sew in loose ends. Complete a second legwarmer and enjoy.

For personal or charitable use only. LGN, 2013.

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Winter is Coming Toque

Last summer, my brother-in-law lent me the very addictive Game of Thrones novels to occupy me on planes, in airports, on docks and beaches and in doctors and dentists offices.  I missed more than my share of subway stops catching up on what the scheming Starks and Lannisters were up to.

Winter is coming toque (slouchy version)

Inspired by the similarity between the ominous feeling you get in Canada in November and House Stark’s motto, a toque to brave the winter in Canada or the Seven Kingdoms (or anywhere else for that matter….)

Needles: Size 7 and 9 circular needles.  Size 9 DPNs

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

Yarn: 60 yards worsted weight yarn in colour #1,30 yards in colour #2 (sample in Berroco Vintage)

Size: medium/large 24” inches in circumference

Gauge:4 stitches/inch

There’s no escaping it… winter is coming.

Cast 96 stitches in colour #1 on size 7 circular needles

Brim: (8 rounds)

Row 1:  join in the round, careful not to twist, (K1, P3)* repeat to the end of the round

Rows 2 to 8: repeat

Main hat: (33 rounds or desired length)           

Switch to size 9 circular needles.

Knit 4 rounds

Work colour pattern bellow as follows:

K2, work 92 stitches in pattern, K2

(The long strands can be difficult to deal with if you’re a novice at stranded colourwork.  If you are doing more than 5 or 6 consecutive stitches in one colour, just tuck the other strand around every 4 to 5 stitches to avoid long drooping strands.)

Knit 20 rounds for a slouchy hat as shown. (15 rounds for a closer fitting toque)

Decrease for crown:

Switch to DPNs

Row 1: (K6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 2 (and all even rows): knit

Row 3: (K5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 4: knit

Row 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 13: k2tog to the end of the round.

Run yarn through remaining stitches, and sew in ends!

For personal or charitable use only. LGN, 2012.

Choo-choo Toque

My son in his choo-choo toque

Needles: Size 7 and 9 circular needles.  Size 9 DPNs

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

Yarn: 60 yards worsted weight yarn in colour #1,30 yards in colour #2 (sample in Berroco Vintage)

Size: approx 22” inches in circumference, suitable for most children ages 2-4

Gauge: 4 stitches/inch

Cast 80 stitches in colour #1 on size 7 circular needles

Brim: (6 rounds)

Row 1:  join in the round, careful not to twist, (K2, P2) repeat to the end of the round

Rows 2 to 6: repeat r

Main hat: (23 rounds or desired length)           

Switch to size 9 circular needles.

Knit 4 rounds

Switch to colour #2. Knit 1 round

Work colour pattern bellow as follows:

K1, work 39 stitches in pattern, K1, work 39 stitches in pattern*

Knit 8 rounds or to desired length.

Decrease for crown:

Switch to DPNs

Row 1: (K6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 2 (and all even rows): knit

Row 3: (K5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 4: knit

Row 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Row 13: k2tog to the end of the round.

Run yarn through remaining stitches, and sew in ends!

For personal or charitable use only. LGN, 2012.

* I had some ravelry comments that mentioned that the long strands can be difficult to deal with if you’re a novice at stranded colourwork.  If you are doing more than 5 or 6 consecutive stitches in one colour, just tuck the other strand around every 4 to 5 stitches.