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DROPS 98-45 by DROPS Design

DROPS Leg warmers in Eskimo

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Size: One-size
Measurements: Length approx 46 cm. Circumference approx 36 cm.

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
300 g colour no 23, beige

DROPS pointed needles size 9 mm or size needed to obtain the correct tension.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: cable, leg warmers,

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Knitting Tension: 10 sts x 14 rows on needle size 9 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See diagram M.1 The diagram is seen from the right side.

Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Lace border:
1st row: K2, 2 yo, K2
2nd row: K2 sts in first st, K2, P1 (in second yo), K2
3rd row: K7
4th row: Cast off 3 sts, K4.

Cast on 38 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 9 mm with Eskimo. Knit 3 rows (1st row = RS) and P 3 rows. At the same time inc 1 st in the 16th st and 1 st in the 18th st on the last row (= 40 sts).
Knit next row as follows from the RS: 1 edge st, 16 sts in reverse stocking sts, M.1 (= 6 sts), 16 sts in reverse stocking sts and 1 edge st. When piece measures approx 34 cm – adjust after a cable or 2 rows after a cable – dec 6 sts evenly = 34 sts (do not dec in cables). Continue in Rib and make sure there is P2 over each cable. When piece measures 40 cm cast off loosely in Rib.

Knit another leg warmer.

Assembly: Sew leg warmer tog inside 1 edge st.
Lace border: Cast on 4 sts on needle size 9 mm with Eskimo and knit border pattern – see above. Cast off when border measures 36 cm on the shorter side. Sew the border tog to form a ring and sew to the lower edge of the leg warmer (the edge without Rib) with the “spikes” pointing downwards. Repeat on the other leg warmer.


= K from RS, P from WS
= put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.

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