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Women's Colourwork Leg Warmers Novita Alpaca Wool and 7 Brothers Example 1Women's Colourwork Leg Warmers Novita Alpaca Wool and 7 Brothers Example 1
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Women's Colourwork Leg Warmers Novita Alpaca Wool and 7 Brothers

These leg warmers of Novita Alpaca Wool and 7 Brothers yarn bring together a zingy colour palette, toasty wool and a traditional colourwork pattern.

Size(s)

One size

Yarn demand

Novita Alpaca Wool A - off white slightly less than 150 g and Novita 7 Veljestä (7 Brothers) B - rock slightly less than 50 g C - honey slightly less than 50 g

Needles and other supplies

Needles: 1 Set of 3.5-4.0 mm Novita double pointed needles Or the size required to give the correct tension

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

Length ca. 39 cm, circumference at the top ca. 30 cm

Stitch patterns:
- Rib stitch in the round:
All rounds: *K2, p2*

Start here

Using yarn B cast on 68 sts and distribute sts over 4 needles, 17 sts on each. The beginning of the round will be between the first and fourth needle. Join to work in the round and work 3 cm in rib. Knit 1 round and at the same time increase evenly 2 sts = 70 sts.

Start following the colourwork chart from row 1 and repeat the 14 stitch pattern for 5 times. Work rows 2-23.

Work the rest of the leg warmer using yarn A.

When the work measures 17 cm, start decreasing:

Next round: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, skp, k1.

Repeat these decreases every 3 cm for 4 times more = 60 sts.

When the work measures 36 cm, work 3 cm in rib. Cast off all sts in rib.

Make another leg warmer to match.

Finishing

Steam block gently.

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