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Red Herring Knits is the culmination of the idea that when a knitter creates a sweater or other knit design, the tangible process involving yarn and needles is a diversion from what is actually ...

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Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Read basic knit and purl stitch patterns

Pattern Description:

Extra chic leg warmers, equally capable of a day in the city or a hike through fall foliage. While the pattern is written in one size, these are easily adjustable for custom sizing by casting on a few extra stitches for the waffle stitch portion, or knitting fewer rows for a shorter length.

-Knit entirely in one piece, these legwarmers conceal ribbing around the calf beneath the cuff to help create the perfect fit, while ribbing around the bottom edge helps eliminate baggy ankles for a cleaner line. For added comfort, instructions are included on how to easily add some 1/4 inch elastic for those who appreciate a little extra stretch.

-Decorative buttons eliminate the need for button holes without interfering with ease of use.

-The final product has a high-elastic quality, making it perfect for easy customization.

If there are any questions, please leave a comment or message me and I will be happy to answer you to the best of my ability.


12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Waffle Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The pattern is written for a 14" calf and a 15" shaft. This is easily customizable by adding in a few extra stitches (3 per inch required) in the center of the waffle stitch pattern.


  • US 9 - 5.5mm Knitting Needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 8 Buttons: 1 & 1/8 inch (link included in pattern)

Suggested yarn:

930 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Fishermen's Yarn