Here’s the pattern for my stirrup leg warmers. Mine are for yoga but you could use them for whatever you want. You could take out the stirrup and wear them as normal leg warmers or you might want to make them a little shorter and have them as ankle warmers- it’s up to you!
2.5 balls (245 yards) Garnstudio Drops Lima
4mm circular needle or DPNs (depending on what you prefer)
4 inches=20 stitches across and 24 stitches up
I’m a very loose knitter so it’s well worth checking that your gauge matches and adapting appropriately.
To start: Cast on 50 stitches.
I used a cable cast on for a firmer edge. Join and begin working in the round. I prefer to use a long circular needle and the magic loop method but you might prefer either a shorter circular needle or DPNs. It’s up to you.
Rows 1-5: Knit in 2×2 rib (knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches)
Rows: 6-9: [P3, K4, P3] x 5
Row 10: [P3, C2B*, P3] x5
Rows 11-60: Repeat rows 6-10
Row 61: [P3,K4,P3] x2, K4,P1, cast off 25 stitches
Row 62: [P3, K4, P3] x2, K4, P1 cast on 25 stitches
Row 63: [P3, K4, P3] x 5
Row 64: [P3, K4, P3] x 5
Row 65: [P3, C2B*,P3] x5
R0w 66-75: Repeat rows 6-10
Rows 75-78: Knit in 2×2 rib
Row 79: Cast off loosely
To finish: Pick up 44 stitches around ankle hole.
I picked up 20 from the top, 2 from each side and 20 from the bottom.
Knit 3 rows in 2×2 rib then cast off loosely. Weave in ends. Admire your first leg warmer and then make a start on the second!
If you spot any errors in the pattern, or you just want to let me know what you think, get in touch in the comment box below or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
*slip next 2 stitches onto your cable needle, as if to knit, and hold at the back of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then the 2 stitches from your cable needle.
If you don’t fancy making a pair but you want to keep your feet warm when you’re practicing your yoga you can find some similar pairs in my little Etsy shop.