I finished my leg warmers (aka as the renamed "boot toppers") on a day we hit 42F degrees. After a week where we had two days of -10F temps with the windchill.
But I'm ready for the next blast, should we get one this late in the winter. And with it being the Midwest, it's not out of the realm of possibility.
I adore these cables.
And if the snow is too high, reverse the cuff and bring the warmer up past the knee.
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US 13 - 9.0 mm (for the cable piece)
US 11 - 8.0 mm (for the leg shaft)
Plymouth Yarn De Aire
4 skeins = 436.0 yards (398.7 meters), 400 grams
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada
The cabled band is sewn together with mattress stitch for a sturdier seam.
Stitches picked up around the edge - 70 total, adjust to 68 stitches.
Shaft of the leg is 2x2 ribbing, size 11US dpns. Knit to 6” in length.
Cable pattern used:
Cast on 28 stitches
Odd rows: K2, P2
Even rows: P2, K2
Knit Stitch – K
Reverse Stockinette Stitch-St st
Cable 8 Back (C8B)- slip next 4 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 4 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
Cable 8 Front (C8F)- slip next 4 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 4 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle
Cast On: Panel of 20 sts on a background of reverse St st.
(Right side): k20.
k4, C8F twice.
C8B twice, k4.
Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached your desired length.