Poor legs… They need sweaters, too! Our Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers keep your lower limbs warm and cozy, because when it’s cold, it’s cold all over.

Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho

In a nice and stretchy 2×2 rib, these lovelies hug you right where they need to and also have shaping up the back to make sure everything stays put! Choose from a to-the-knee version, shown above, and an up-to-the-thigh version, below.

Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho

Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers are especially lovely in a combo of our Falkland merino Wigeon and our silk and mohair Tussock. The Wigeon lends durability, stretch, and classic good looks, while the Tussock brings depth and some fuzzy fun. We suggest a bunch of pretty duos below… Your gams will love ’em!

Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

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Materials

Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho
  • Yarn A: Purl Soho’s Wigeon, 100% fine Falkland merino. Each ball is 359 yards/ 100 grams.
    • Short Version: 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) ball(s); approximately 225 (310, 480, 630, 790, 915) total yards required
    • Long Version: 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) ball(s); approximately 330 (500, 730, 1120, 1465, 1745) total yards required
  • Yarn B: Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards/ 25 grams.
    • Short Version: 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) skein(s); approximately 225 (310, 480, 630, 790, 915 total yards required
    • Long Version: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) skein(s); approximately 330 (500, 730, 1120, 1465, 1745) total yards required
  • A set of US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles

Gauge

35 stitches and 33 rounds = 4 inches in 2×2 rib, unstretched, holding a strand of Yarns A and B together

Sizes

For kids and adults to fit calf circumference of 9¼ (10½, 12, 13, 15½, 18) inches in Short and Long lengths

  • Finished Circumference at Ankle: 5½ (6½, 6¾, 7¾, 9¼, 10½) inches, unstretched
  • Finished Circumference at Calf (top of Short version): 8¼ (9¼, 10½, 11½, 13¾, 16) inches unstretched
  • Finished Circumference at Thigh (top of Long version): 10 (11, 12¼, 14¼, 17¼, 20½) inches unstretched
  • Finished Length:
    • Short Version: 9 (11½, 16, 19, 20, 20) inches
    • Long Version: 13 (16½, 22, 29½, 32, 32½) inches

We knit our samples in the following colors…

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13-inch size, Long Version: Honeysuckle Pink + Tea Rose

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13-inch size, Long Version: Whiskey Brown + Anjou Pear

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13-inch size, Short Version: Yellow Curry + Golden Lichen

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9¼-inch size, Short Version: Green Willow + Bright Verdigris

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9¼-inch size, Tall Version: Gray Mist + Silver Needle

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9¼-inch size, Short Version: Warm Ecru + Warm Ivory

And here are even more color ideas!

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Sap Green + Cypress Green; Gulf Green + Cerulean Sea

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Bright Iris + Lapis Lazuli; Blue Abyss + Blue Black

Pattern

BEGIN

With one strand of Yarn A and one strand of Yarn B held together, cast on 48 (56, 60, 68, 80, 92) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 4) inch(es) from cast-on edge.

INCREASE

**Round 1: K2, make 1 left (m1L), p2, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of round. [1 stitch increased]

Round 2: K2, m1L, k1 p2, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of round. [1 stitch increased]

Round 3: K2, make 1 purlwise (m1p), *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of round. [1 stitch increased]

Round 4: K2, p1, m1p, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of round. [1 stitch increased]

Round 5: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 5 for ½ (¾, 1, 1¼, 1, ¾) inch(es) more.

Round 6: *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, make 1 right (m1R), k2, p2. [1 stitch increased]

Round 7: *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, m1R, k2, p2. [1 stitch increased]

Round 8: *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, k2, m1p, k2, p2. [1 stitch increased]

Round 9: *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k2, p1, m1p, k2, p2. [1 stitch increased]

Repeat Round 5 for ½ (¾, 1, 1¼, 1, ¾) inch(es) more.**

SHORT VERSION

Repeat from ** to ** 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) more times. [72 (80, 92, 100, 120, 140) stitches]

Repeat Round 5 for 2 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1) more inch(es).

Go on to Finishing section, below.

LONG VERSION

Repeat from ** to ** 4 (4, 5, 6, 8, 10) more times. [88 (96, 108, 124, 152, 180) stitches]

Repeat Round 5 for 2 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1) more inch(es).

Go on to Finishing section, below.

FINISHING

Bind off loosely in stitch pattern. Here’s how…

Bind-Off Row: K2, *[pass first stitch over, p1] 2 times, [pass first stitch over, k1] 2 times, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, [pass first stitch over, p1] 2 times.

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitch.

Weave in ends and wet block if desired.

Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho
Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho
Lovely Ribbed Leg Warmers | Purl Soho