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Prima Lace Legwarmers


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When a dear family friend graduated high school this year, I knew she needed a little something special as she began her career as a ballet instructor. Knowing the popularity of legwarmers amongst dancers, I decided to design a pair just for her. Being Texan, I knew my friend would not want something heavy and fluffy, so I scoured my stitch pattern books until I found the perfect motif - lacy and delicate! These legwarmers are worked from the top down, and as such can be knitted to fit the desired recipient's leg length. The lace is quite stretchy, as is the 1x1 ribbing. I've included links to video tutorials for the invisible cast on and bind off for the ribbing! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl basic increases basic decreases making a yarn over bind off GAUGE 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Measurements Length: 16 inches Circumference: 7 inches around cuffs, unstretched; 10 inches around leg SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Alisha Goes Around Romp of Otter COLORWAY Egypt

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 4/3.5 mm double pointed needles, OR 32-inch circular
  • Approximately 400 yards fingering weight yarn; sample shown in Alisha Goes Around Romp of Otter Fingering (100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester, 430 yards per 100 gram skein); color: Egypt; 1 skein
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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.