Alva Leg Warmers by Outi Kater


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Alva Leg Warmers by Outi Kater

Alva Legwarmers, are an ideal additon to your wardrobe.  The legwarmers can be worn with your leggings, jeggings, jeans and of course with a boho long skirt.  Leg warmers are a must if you, a friend or loved one are a keen walker.  Keen hill walkers I know use hand knitted leg warmers over their gaiters with walking boots.
The leg warmers are knitted top down in the round and are slightly shaped. The pattern matches at the top and bottom thirds of the garment but not in the middle, which is one of the traditional ways of knitting long stockings – and very liberating! The legwarmers can be knitted without shaping which results in loose fit around ankles.
The Legwarmers Sizes are Unisex
Small:- to fit calf circumference 33.5 cm (13.5in)  and ankle 22 cm (9in).
Medium:- to fit calf circumference 38.5 cm (15.5in) and ankle 24cm (10in).
Large:- to fit calf circumference 43cm (17in) and ankle 27cm (11in),

What yarn do you need to make the Alva Legwarmers
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
Shade 36 Navy: 1 (1, 2) x 25g ball
Shade 78 Granit: 2 (2, 2) x 25g ball
Shade 134 Aubergine: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball
Shade 9113 Maroon: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball
Shade FC46 Khaki: 1 (1, 1) x 25g ball

What tool do you need to knit the Alva Legwarmers?

2.5mm (UK12.5/US1.5) and 3mm (UK11/US2.5) short double pointed needles, sets of five, or your preferred needles for working small diameters in the round, or size required to obtain tension
Stitch markers or waste yarn

Please check your tension before you start
31 sts and 38 rnds = 10cm/4in using 3mm needles over colourwork pattern

All of Outi’s patterns includes well written instructions, charts