Knitting On Ice – A New Leg Warmer Pattern!

  • Pink and blue knit leg warmers.

A fuzzy leg warmer pattern in July?! Yes, I figure if you start knitting it now it will be done in plenty of time for it to actually be chilly enough to wear them! Save 10% now through July 20th, 2021 to celebrate the release!

Get retro and knit up some extremely cozy and totally ’80s-tastic legwarmers! Mohair held double with sock yarn makes these fuzzy legwarmers hold in a lot of warmth so you can skate on without getting cold ankles. Pick a self-striping yarn for a bit of extra colorful fun. This pattern features customizable calf shaping for the best fitting legwarmers that can be scrunched up if desired or can be worn up on the calves so they won’t fall down. They look absolutely adorable over some cute boots! The name of the pattern is inspired by one of all time favorite anime films, Yuri on Ice!, which is also the inspiration for the self-striping yarn color I used.

These legwarmers are knit from the bottom up in the round. The legwarmers are sized based off the ankle circumference and calf circumference. Pattern includes instructions for both slimmer and wider calves.

Legwarmer Size
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)6, 7, 8

Finished Legwarmer Ankle Circumference
5.5” (7”, 8.25”, 9.75”, 11”)12.5”, 14”, 15.25”

Looser ’80s Fit: Choose a size that is .75” – 1”/2 – 2.5cm larger than your measured Ankle Circumference.

Tighter Sock Fit: Choose a size that is 1”-1.5”/2.5 – 4cm smaller than your measured Ankle Circumference

Sample legwarmer in photos is a Size 5 knit in the Looser 80’s style fit with Large Calf.

Yarn:
Fingering weight held double with lace weight mohair/silk
182yds/166m (228yds/209m, 273yds/250m, 319yds/292m, 364yds/332m)410yds/375m, 455yds/416m, 500yds/457m of each yarn.

Yarn shown in photos is Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in History Makers and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Steel

Needles:
US 3/3.25mm DPNs or 37”/94cm circular for Magic Loop.
US 4/3.5mm DPNs or 37”/94cm circular for Magic Loop.

Gauge:
22 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch, blocked

Notions:
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers