Corded Cable Rib Leg Warmers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarn: Cascade 220, 1 skein #9469, Hot Pink

Needles: US 8 (5mm)

5 buttons (or more depending on length)

Size: Small/Medium, but customizable.

Finished Length:  10 inches

Finished Width: 12 inches

Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch on a size 8 needle on stockinette stitch

Corded Cable Rib pattern

Row 1 & 3: *P3, k6* 5 times, p3

Row 2, 4, & 6: *K3, p6* 5 times, k3

Row 5: *P3, sl next 3 sts on the cable needle and leave those stitches at the back of the work, k3 sts, k3 sts from cable needle* five times, k3

CO 48 sts, long tail cast on

Work 2×2 rib for 1.5 inches

Row 1: *P3, k6* 5 times, p3

Row 2: K3, BO 1 st purlwise for buttonhole, p4, K3, p6 four times more, k3

Row 3: P3, k6 four times, p3, k5, cast on 1 st backwards loop method, p3

Work buttonhole every 1.5 inches.

4 and 6: *K3, p6* 5 times, k3

Row 5: *P3, sl next 3 sts on the cable needle and leave those stitches at the back of the work, k3 sts, k3 sts from cable needle* five times, k3

Work six rows in pattern.

Increase row: P1, M1P, P2, k6, p3, k6 four more times, p2, m1p, p1; 50 sts total.

Work 5 rows in pattern.

Work six rows in pattern remembering to include buttonhole if needed.

Increase row: P1, M1P, p4, work in pattern until last st, M1P, p1; 52 sts.

Work 5 rows in pattern

Work increase row and five rows in pattern 2 times more, or desired calf width, remembering to work the buttonholes: 56 sts.

Work in pattern as established, incorporating buttonholes, until piece measures 8.5 inches or desired length. End with pattern row 6.  Work in a 2×2 rib for 1.5 inches.  BO in rib.

Finishing: Sew buttons adjacent to the buttonholes.  Weave in ends.

Copyright 2011 Michele Grim.  This pattern is for personal use only and cannot be duplicated or sold.

Note: this pattern has only been tested by me.  If you see any errata or something that needs clarifying, please email misfityarns@gmail.com.  Please do not post errata into the comments.  Thanks!

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