Pattern: I Love You Chuck Taylor

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    I Love You Chuck Taylor
    By Norah Elle

    These legwarmers knit up quick and they're perfect for a new knitter up to an advanced. The stretchable cables make them easy to wear for everyone, and the i-cord drawstring helps them stay in place. Wear them with your new pair of converse and you will look absolutely fabulous.

    Gauge 4sts = 1 inch in stockinette

    Skills Cables, i-cord, picot bind-off

    Yarn Caron Simply Soft Eco, 2 skeins (plenty of the second skein will be left)

    Needles #8 US 16"Circular, #8 US DPNs (optional)

    Notions Cable needle, wide mouth tapestry needle, stitch marker

    Finished Measurements
    15" from top the bottom, unstretched

    Abbreviations
    C4F: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold to front of work. k2, k2 from cable needle.

    4x2 rib: k4, p2. Worked over multiple of 6 sts

    Cable Pattern
    *C4F, p2* repeat from * - * to end of round.

    Knit in 4x2 rib for 4 rounds

    **Note: These are knitted from the top down.

    Now Let's Start

    Legwarmer
    CO 54 on circulars
    (Long tail cast on is the preferred method, but any stretchable cast on will do.)

    Place marker, join in round

    Knit in 4x2 rib for 5 rows

    Next Row: *k4, yo, p2 yo,* cont. from * - * to end of the round

    Next Row: *k4, k2tog, k2tog* cont. from * - * to end of the round

    Knit in 4x2 rib for 5 rows

    Knit in cable pattern 14x.

    **(These are knit to be just above the knee to just below you ankle. If 14 cable repeats do not bring you to this length, then you can increase or decrease the number of cable repeats.)

    Knit 8 rows in 4x2 rib

    Picot bind-off: Start with binding off 6 sts, *slip st on right needle back to left needle; cast on 1 st using Cable Cast On method, BO 7 sts* until all sts have been bound off, slip st on right needle back to left needle; Cast On 1 st using the Cable Cast On method, bind off remaining stitches.

    i-cord drawstring:
    With dpns, Cast on 3 sts
    knit in i-cord until it reaches 45 inches.
    Bind off

    Finishing
    Using tapestry needle, weave i-cord in and out of the eyelets so that the i-cord goes over the knit stitches and under the purl. Even out the ends of the cord and tie in a bow.
    Weave in ends.

    Knit one more...

    Block as necessary...

    ...and voila! You just knit yourself a new pair of legwarmers. Go out and show them off, you know you want to... ;)

    Copyright 2009 llamacreepshow

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    1. thegogofiasco 66 months ago | reply

      yes! i love it! great with Chucks

    2. starcloud2 66 months ago | reply

      I love these! I have one question though, they're made from the top down right?
      I'm still a relative beginner at reading patterns, so I just wanna make sure I'm understanding everything before I start them!
      Also, how are the eyelets made that the i-cords go through?

    3. knittasaurus 66 months ago | reply

      Thanks for you feedback!
      Yes, they're knitted from the top down. I'll be sure to add that to the pattern. And the eyelets are made from yarn overs.
      Hope that helped!

    4. starcloud2 66 months ago | reply

      That helps a lot! Thanks! I can't wait to get started on them :D

    5. painted.magnolia 66 months ago | reply

      Yess!! ^_^ These are soo fabulous; I am making them in purple!! And the spaced-out version looks fablous! ^_^

    6. spec girl 65 months ago | reply

      Ooo these look great! I think I am going to try them, in purple as well!

    7. ClaireNW 63 months ago | reply

      oooh, sweet!

    8. martinifontaine 62 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the great pattern!

    9. ncmvigil 57 months ago | reply

      Can these be done all on dpns?

    10. mmmmgreen 56 months ago | reply

      I just finished these and I love them!! ncmvigil... I did them completely on dpns.

    11. chuhead 53 months ago | reply

      thank you so much for sharing this awesome pattern...they are soo cute, i cant wait to get started on them!

    12. faomosgirl 42 months ago | reply

      So cute!
      I'm definitely making these :)

    13. jirkdirt 39 months ago | reply

      thank you i inocorporated theese cables into some socks!

    14. drea_dear 32 months ago | reply

      Casting these on tonight for my daughter's friend's birthday! Can't wait to see them finished!

    15. feboyd 3 months ago | reply

      What is dpns? (I should prob know this already!)

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