The Marzipan Legwarmers pattern is part of Knitvent 2017 available for purchase here.
Somehow, the exuberant movement of the dancers seems effortless: they drift, float, spin, and even fly. Endless days of training and practice lie behind each sparkling moment of perfection onstage. For every moment a ballerina spends in a breathtaking tutu, she spends hours in legwarmers, repeating the ritual of class at the barre and rehearsing her role. Cosy and comforting, legwarmers keep a dancer’s muscles supple and ready: watch a performance from the wings and you’ll see that they stay on until seconds before she makes her entrance.
The Marzipan Legwarmers are a graceful interpretation of the dancer’s staple. A pretty pair of legwarmers instantly adds a bit of ballerina chic to any outfit, all while keeping your ankles toasty. A clever twisted rib stitch gives the sportweight Marzipan Legwarmers plenty of stretch and cling, so that they can be styled up or down: elegantly stretched or artfully rumpled. With three sizes for toddlers, children, and women, you can knit a pair for all the little dancers in your life (and another for yourself!).
Le biches & bûches Cashmere & Lambswool 87.5% Lambswool,
12.5% Cashmere, 122m/133yds per 50g skein
Colour: Grey Brown (pictured)
Blue Sky Fibre Baby Alpaca Sport 100% Alpaca, 101m/110yds per 50g skeinictured)
Actual sport weight yarn used
Toddler 45g 91m/99yds
Child 60g 121m/132yds
Woman 85g 172m/188yds
2.75mm (US 2) 80cm (32”) long circular needles for magic loop or DPNs (or size to obtain gauge)
3.5mm (US 4), 80cm (32”) long circular needles for magic loop or DPNs (or size to obtain gauge)
24 sts/36 rows = 10cm (4”) in pattern slightly stretched