Useful extra thick leg warmers. Can be worn outdoors with wellies and boots or around the house over leggings. Knit them a little bit longer for over the knee version.
4 x 50g hanks high fibre supreme felt shade 06 - yarn A
2 x 50g hanks high fibre supreme felt shade 16 - yarn B
Size 12mm (US #17) circular needle
Size 15mm (US #19) circular needle
One size but can be adapted.
Overall length = 39cm (15.5 ins) Measures approx. 34 cm (13.5 ins) around top of calf but will stretch.
8 rows in 2 x 2 rib = 9cm (3.5 ins)
6 sts x 9 rows = 10cm (4 ins)
K2tog - knit two together
psso - pass slip stitch over
Sl1 - slip one stitch
Using 12mm (US #17) circular needle, cast on 20 sts in yarn B. Join the round
Next round: * K2, P2, rep from * to end.
Repeat this round 7 times more.
Round 9: Change to 15mm (US #19) circular needle. Knit 2 rounds in yarn A then 2 rounds yarn B. Rep these 4 rounds once more.
Round 17: K3, K2tog, K to last 5 sts of round, Sl1, K1, psso, K3. Total 18 sts rem.
Rounds 19-22: K.
Round 23: Rep 17th round. Total 16 sts rem.
Rounds 24-28: K.
Round 29: Change to 12 mm (US #17) circular needle. K 8 rounds in rib as before.
Total 36 rounds. Cast off purlwise.
Tips on knitting with supreme felt.
If the tension is too tight the fabric will feel hard and more yarn is used this way. For a looser knit try using a bigger sized needle.
A new hank may be joined in by knotting the ends but this can look unsightly and uses a bit more yarn. For an invisible finish lay the end of the yarn flat over the new end overlapping by about 1cm (0.5 ins) and sew in place using thread or a yarn in a matching colour.
No need to steam or press your finished article.
As with all woollen articles care should be taken in washing your finished items. Can be hand washed at 30°C or use a cool delicate wool cycle in a machine with the addition of fabric softener in the final rinse if desired. If in any doubt hand wash only and never tumble dry!
See our yarn review in issue 6 about this unique yarn.
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