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Girlfriend Legwarmers

from Shannon Squire Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Girlfriend Legwarmers
Girlfriend Legwarmers
Girlfriend Legwarmers
Girlfriend Legwarmers
Girlfriend Legwarmers
Girlfriend Legwarmers

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • work in the round
  • change colors (stripes)
  • mosaic/slip stitch colorwork

Pattern Description:

These legwarmers are as much fun to knit as they are to wear, and it makes it even better if you do both with one of your best girlfriends! The striping is soothing and simple; the slip-stitch Paper Doll Motif is interesting without being difficult. An added bonus is that the slip-stitch helps the legwarmers stay up. Just like a good friend, both fun AND pragmatic.


20 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. See Notes section for information on adjusting size. Approximately 7"/18 cm circumference (unstretched) at ankle, approximately 11"/28 cm circumference (unstretched) at calf. Approximately 16.5"/42 cm tall (but very customizable).


  • Yarn - Approximately 300 yards/275 meters worsted-weight yarn, split between two colors as follows. Color A: 180 yards/165 meters. Color B: 120 yards/110 meters.
  • Needles - US #7/4.5 mm (or size to get gauge) for knitting a small item in the round (either double points, two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop), AND one size smaller for ribbing, AND one size larger for mosaic and cast on (optional).

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Swans Island Natural Color Collection Worsted (100% organic merino wool; 250 yards/228 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein)


Bittersweet (orange) and Sky Blue (blue)
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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall
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About the designer

I'm a rabid knitter, mother of two and all around crafty chica in Portland, Oregon. You can find me online at and

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