Bolt Legwarmers are ribbed with an easy central cable and twisted stitch accents.
To fit women’s average leg.
3 Hanks Sundae (100 grs), #8704 Pretzel.
Two 16” length circular knitting needles, size 13 (9.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Cable needle (cn)
22 sts = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in Cable Pat
13 sts = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Skip 1 st, k the next st, then k the skipped st, slipping both sts off needle
Skip 1 st, k the next st TBL, then k the skipped st, slipping both sts off needle
Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k1, sl the 2 purl sts from cn to LH needle and purl them, then k1 from cn
These leg warmers are worked on 2 circular needles from the top down. When changing from one needle to the other, make sure that you pick up the opposite end of the needle holding the sts you will be working. If you pick up the end of the other needle, you will wind up with all the sts on on needle and will have to divide them onto 2 needles again. It is sometimes helpful to use 2 different colored needles or to mark both ends of one needle with nail polish or a permanent marker.
Cable Pattern (Worked over 22 sts)
Rnd 1: K3, p2, RT2, p2, (k1, p2) twice, LT2, p2, k3.
Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: K3, p2, k2, p2, (k1, p2) twice, k2, p2, k3.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1.
Rnd 5: k3, p2, RT2, p2, CB4, p2, LT2, p2, k3.
Rnds 7 and 9: Rep Rnd 1.
Row 10: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep these 10 rnds for Cable Pat.
Legwarmer (Make 2)
With circular needle, cast on 35 sts. Divide sts onto 2 circular needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.
Ribbing: Rnd 1: K1, * p1, k1, rep from * around. Rep this rnd until piece measures 2” from beg.
Dec Rnd 1: (K1, p1) 8 times, k1, p2 tog, (p1, k1) 8 times – 34 sts. Redistribute sts so that there are 22 sts on one needle and 12 sts on the other with the beg-of-rnd marker in the center of the 12 sts.
Establish Cable Pat: Rnd 1: (K1, p1) 3 times, work Rnd 1 of Cable Pat over 22 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times. Work even in pat as established until piece measures 4” from beg.
Dec Rnd 2: K1, k2 tog, work to last 3 sts, end SSK, k1 – 32 sts. Work even until piece measures 10” from beg.
Dec Rnd 3: K2 tog, work to last 2 sts, SSK – 30 sts. Work even until piece measures 14” from beg.
Dec Rnd 4: (K1, p1) 7 times, k2 tog, (p1, k1) 7 times – 29 sts. Work even in ribbing as established until piece measures 16” from beg. Bind off in loosely in ribbing.