Pattern: I Love You Chuck Taylor

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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Taken on July 18, 2009