Friday, June 22, 2012

Carmen's Sparkly Leggwarmers

Carmen's Sparkly Leggwarmers
Donna Williamson

Materials: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Party (164 yards)
                  US size 6 dpns or long circs (for magic loop)
                  US size 8 dpns or long circs

Gauge:  18sts = 4 in. size US 8 needle

These fit an average 3yr old to 10 yr. old depending on the length you knit for the child's leg.

Cast on 48 sts using smaller needles. Join and knit 2, purl 2 ribbing. Repeat this round 7 times for a total of 8 rounds. ( If using dpn's divide the sts equally amongst the needles)

Start the next round using larger needle.
 Cont. in 2x2 ribbing for 3 more rounds.
On the next round (K2, P2,  K2tog leave sts on the left hand needle, insert rhn beween first and second st of the k2tog sts, K the first st. dropping both sts of the lhn, P2) Repeat around 5 times more.

These 4 rows create the pattern. Repeat 4 row pattern until piece measures 10 in ( or desired length) from the c/o row.

Change to smaller needles and k2,p2 ribbing for 8 rounds. Bind off in pattern.

These legwarmers were inspired by my niece who loves to dance and loves all things sparkly. To all my dancers... may you be light on your feet and have a song in your heart.

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