For some people, autumn rhymes with the release of scarves and small mittens, for others, it is the ears that claim to be hidden first. For me, the first trees to change color invite me to take out my leggings to enjoy my little boots a little while walking in the dead leaves!
These leggings are PERFECT for that! They are robust, warm, resistant, and knit very quickly. The twist pattern gives them a bit of character and goes well with anything!To recreate these leggings you will need 2 skeins of 113 grams (77 meters) of 100% bulky wool from Laines Douceur de Kamouraska in the color of your choice.
Read on for the rest of the instructions, or download the pattern in PDF format.
Recommended needles: 8 mm circular with a 16” (40 cm) cable, depending on your tension and desired texture.
Accessories: stitch marker or yarn in contrasting color. Cable needle or 8mm double-pointed needle
Cast on 36 stitches.
Insert a marker at the beginning of the row and join in the round, taking care not to twist the stitches.
Row 1: Knit *purl 2, knit 2* and repeat what is between *and* (2X2 rib pattern) until the end of the row.
Rows 2 to 4: Slip the beg of row marker and repeat Row 1.
Row 1: Purl *3, knit 9*, repeat from *-* 3 times.
Row 2: Repeat row 1
Row 3: Purl *3 stitches, slip 3 stitches onto the cable needle and hold it in front of the work, knit 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches on the cable needle knit 3 stitches *, repeat from *-* 3 times.
Row 4, 5 and 6: Repeat row 1
Row 7: Purl *3 stitches, knit 3 stitches, slip 3 stitches onto the cable needle and hold it behind the work, knit 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches on hold on cable needle at right side *, repeat from *-* 3 times.
Row 8: Repeat row 1
Repeat rows 1 to 8 of the cable pattern 4 times, for a total of 40 rows (or 5 cable repetitions).
Row 45: Knit *purl 2, knit 2* and repeat what is between *and* (2X2 rib pattern) until the end of the row.
Rows 46 to 48: Repeat Row 45.
Cast off the stitches as they appear and fasten the threads.
Repeat for the second leg warmer!