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Cashmere Outside Leg Warmers

Cashmere Outside Leg Warmers

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INFO

SIZING

SIZES
1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7

MEASUREMENTS
YOUR LEG CIRCUMFERENCE: 25-29 (30-34) 35-39 (40-44) 45-49 (50-54) 55-60 cm

Cashmere Outside Leg Warmers sit quite low on the leg and will bunch up around your shoes. They have a standard length of 30 cm - so, when slouching a bit at the bottom, they’ll reach about 20 cm up your leg. You can easily lengthen them to your liking - the pattern even instructs you how!

MATERIALS

NEEDLES AND WIRES
Double pointed needles size 4 mm [US 6]
• A cable needle for your decreases
• Wool needle for weaving ends

YARN

• Recommended yarn: Cashmere
• Meterage: 75 meters pr. 25 grams
• Amount you’ll need for 2 leg warmers: 100 (125) 125 (125) 125 (150) 150 grams

YARN ALTERNATIVES

Recommended: Cashmere
The recommended yarn for this project is 100% cashmere yarn.
Cashmere is a luxurious fibre, making for some really warm and beautiful knitted leg warmers!

However, cashmere is an expensive fibre. If you'd prefer to use another type of yarn, use one of the recommended types:

Alternative: Merino wool - or a cashmere/merino mix
Merino wool has many of the same qualities as cashmere, being soft and warm. However, it can stretch quite a lot more than cashmere, so make sure to go a gauge swatch before you begin.
Merino is more durable than 100% cashmere, which is great for leg warmers!
The perfect middle ground would be using a cashmere/merino mix.

Alternative: Wool

Wool is generally available around the world, in loads of wonderful colours. However, it is heavier than cashmere, which can make it difficult to find a yarn with the correct meterage. A light wool can be used as an alternative to cashmere for this project.

Alternative: Acrylic yarn
Many knitters stray away from using natural fibre yarns, for many different reasons. If you'd prefer to not use wool, acrylic yarn can be an alternative. However, the overall look and feel of the leg warmers will be different - make sure to do a gauge swatch before you begin.

DIFFICULTY

DIFFICULTY: 2/5
This pattern doesn't contain a lot of techniques - however, the techniques used are a bit advanced.
Therefore, this pattern is not optimal for complete beginner knitters.
The pattern offers detailed explanations of the entire process, and is generally clear and easily legible.

The pattern does contain abbreviations to certain words (k = knit, p = purl etc.) with a guide explaining the meaning of every abbreviation.

You can always check out the Unlucky Knits guides, if you need help along the way.

Please keep in mind that what some find difficult, you might find easy - and vice versa. The stated difficulty is an estimation based on the techniques needed and feedback from testknitters.