Pink Stripy Leg Warmers

6 04 2011

My color themed photography has hit a bit of a bump in the road. I was prepared for the first 2 days and figured I could then use those days to prepare for the rest of the week. WRONG. First our water heater started leaking and then our fridge went out. Please don’t say that bad things come in threes or I will have to strangle you through the interweb air waves!

Fortunately I still have something pink up my sleeve that I hadn’t posted about yet – these fun little pink and brown striped leg warmers. I made them to go along with Eleanor’s latest passion – ballet. They’ve been getting quite a bit of use both at dance class and elsewhere.

  • Pattern – Legwarmies by Alana Dakos over at Never Not Knitting
  • Yarn – Dale’s Heilo from my stash
  • Mods – upsized a bit by casting on 48 and making 43 thin stripes. This made them the perfect size for my petite almost 4 year old.
  • My Ravelry: here

It’s a very simple pattern but I’ve never done much with striping. Therefore, I decided to play around with jogless join techniques. For the non-knitters out there, this is where an effort is made to disguise where the color change happens. Without it the color change would be more of an upward swirl than a true stripe.

On the left you can see a plain or stationary jogless join and on the right a traveling version. I figured it wouldn’t matter too much as you wear leg warmers scrunched down right? WRONG, Eleanor loves to smooth them out perfectly flat making the join rather obvious. Especially when it runs straight down her shin. Now that I’ve been watching these little stripes running around the house for a bit I can definitely say I prefer the traveling version. If I could get myself to knit a little looser I don’t think you’d be able to see the join at all.

Now. Tomorrow’s color is lavender. I’m a bit worried that I won’t be able to pull it off. Not only am I running out of time, but it’s not exactly a color we have on hand over here. I’ll give it a try but I may not be back until Friday. See ya soon!








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