Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
SabrinaJL
Turning the Heel
 
SabrinaJL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 816
Thanks: 82
Thanked 74 Times in 57 Posts
Slouchy legwarmers?
My mom has been asking me for about a year now to knit her a pair of legwarmers. As I was on Knitty, she saw an ad with legwarmers and said "Just like that!" These are the ones. But they come in a kit and she doesn't want me to knit it with yarn she has to handwash. There is a section where you can buy the patterns individually, but I can't find that one in there. So does anyone know where I can find a pattern similar to this?
SabrinaJL is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-13-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
jess_hawk
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,252
Thanks: 950
Thanked 583 Times in 402 Posts
If it were me, I'd probably just figure out guage and cast on as many stitches as needed to make the warmers a little bit bigger than the circumfrance of the legs... and then work in k2p2 ribbing for a while, and see if its looking right. That's what those legwarmers look like to me. On the other hand, I could be entirely wrong, and it is very irritating to get something halfway made to find out it won't work.
jess_hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
Yarnlady
Turning the Heel
 
Yarnlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Knitting at my computer
Posts: 909
Thanks: 26
Thanked 125 Times in 106 Posts
Those legwarmers appear to be tucked into the top of the boots perhaps to keep them up. I think I'd make the ribbing a bit tighter on one end just to insure they'll stay up.....

I made some fingerless gloves with k2 p1 ribbing at top and bottom with st st in between. They certainly could be slouchy if one desired without worrying about them falling done when in motion
__________________
LizzieK8 (Ravelry Handle)


Yarnlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 12:53 PM   #4
SabrinaJL
Turning the Heel
 
SabrinaJL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 816
Thanks: 82
Thanked 74 Times in 57 Posts
You're right. I didn't even notice that.

These ones would work too. Anyone know where I can find a pattern for ones like that? I'm totally willing to pay for it, and would pay for that one, but they snail mail it to you and I want to start them ASAP.
SabrinaJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 01:16 PM   #5
CarmenIbanez
Grafting the Toe
 
CarmenIbanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California Desert
Posts: 5,994
Thanks: 16
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
What is your knit skill level? I would just go for it. The first pair look to be in 1x1 ribbing. The second ones are just a ribbing end and stockinette on the top and bottom.

You could also try www.knittingpatterncentral.com
CarmenIbanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2006, 01:37 PM   #6
SabrinaJL
Turning the Heel
 
SabrinaJL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 816
Thanks: 82
Thanked 74 Times in 57 Posts
Heh, totally a beginner. I checked out the ones on knittingpatterncentral, but my mom didn't like any of them.
SabrinaJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 07:12 AM   #7
zengirl41
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have a pair of legwarmers I wear a lot. I can tell how they are made and have been thinking of making another pair or two myself. You would have to take your own gauge and also leg measurements and calculate the number of stitches. But, here is how I would do it:

Using 4 circular needles - a double set of a smallersize, like say size 5 if you were using worsted weight, and a double set of a size about 3 or so sizes bigger, like about size 8 for worsted weight acrylic yarn. The entire thing is done in K1P1 ribbing, worked in the round. But the bottoms and tops are done using the smaller needles to make the ribbing more snug. If you had circulars that were small enough in length you might be able to get away with just using one of each size, 5 and 8. You could also use DPN's but I find them very difficult and lose patience! I have a ton of circulars so why not use them I guess! Or you could even get away with working them flat and then seaming them up the back. I have found 2 circulars works great when working a small piece in the round.

Let us know how it turns out!

Beth
zengirl41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 11:42 AM   #8
moon
Ribbing the Cuff
 
moon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There is a cute pair in Last Minute Knitted Gifts
moon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 01:37 PM   #9
Stonington
Turning the Heel
 
Stonington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: n. sebago, me
Posts: 988
Thanks: 55
Thanked 44 Times in 39 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Stonington
Originally Posted by moon
There is a cute pair in Last Minute Knitted Gifts
I just got this book in the mail and I agree they are very cute!

anne
n sebago me
__________________
On Needles:
needles waiting for next project - "
A New Twist by Jill Wright
On the Hook:


Shawl
Reading:
"Echo in Bone" by Dianna Gabaldon
Listening in the Car:
"Though Not Dead: Kate Shugak Series Book 18" byDana Stabenow
Stonington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2006, 03:43 PM   #10
SabrinaJL
Turning the Heel
 
SabrinaJL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 816
Thanks: 82
Thanked 74 Times in 57 Posts
Cool. I'll have to look for that. Thanks for all the replies! :D
SabrinaJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO: Slouchy Hat insanenewknitter What'cha Knittin'? 23 09-18-2012 01:15 AM
WIP: Lacy Slouchy Hat! TrishKnits What'cha Knittin'? 7 07-16-2012 09:27 AM
Slouchy hat Kateh77 How-to Questions 3 11-25-2011 10:40 PM
FO: Slouchy beret domiknitrix What'cha Knittin'? 16 01-06-2009 04:20 PM
FO: Slouchy Hat candicane What'cha Knittin'? 13 09-06-2007 09:12 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 AM.