Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Loom Knit Leg Warmers

Knifty Knitter Leg Warmers
A 10 inch long loom is used in this pattern. For the Knifty Knitter loom set, this is the pink long loom. The 10 inch long loom from another set may be substituted. 

The e wrap is used to knit back and forth to create a flat panel of knit. Change the color of the yarn after every 4 rows to create striped leg warmers. After the panel is removed from the loom, it is sewn together. 

For a teen, you can use the pink long loom, wrap all 26 pegs and knit in a circular pattern to create tube knit, rather than flat panel knit. This is a variation of a pattern originally published by Provo Craft. The red round loom can also be used to knit these leg warmers. (I prefer the red round loom because you don't get the gap in the knit when knitting around  around the ends of the long looms.)

1. Holding 2 strands yarn as if they are one, cast on by e wrapping the loom one time.
2. E wrap the loom a second time.
3. Knit 4 rows. 
4. Change the color to 2 strands of red yarn and knit 4 more rows.
5. Change the color to grey and repeat alternating 4 rows of each color until you've knitted 7 red stripes and 8 grey stripes, you will have grey on the loom. Continue on with the 4 more grey rows, for a total of 8 rows to make the grey band.
8. Cast off the loom, by sewing through each loop. (Don't use a crochet cast on or off. It makes the ends to tight to stretch when the leg warmers are put on.)
9. Cut the working yarn to about 24 inches. Turn the grey band under (toward the side of the knit you don't want showing outward). Whip stitch it down to form a cuff.
10. Also with the side of the knit you don't want showing facing outward, sew a seam up the side of the knit.
11. Cut the working yarn and tie a square knot.
12. Turn the leg warmer right side out so the seams are no longer showing.
13. Repeat the steps above for the second leg warmer.

**Note: To make these for a toddler, use 14 pegs and knit a total of rows. 

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