Finished Leg Warmers
We rolled into fall in the Pacific Northwest and I immediately wanted to finish the five (plus) projects I had going from the summer. Here are the finished legwarmers!
The yarn is Lion Brand Amazing in Arcadia. Beware if you use it: the yarn tends to felt to itself as you go. This started with the Sausalito Stirrup Sock pattern by Lion Brand and I modified it to extended over the knee. On suggestion from Claudia at Proper Tension, I knit black elastic into the ribbing at the top to try to hold up the leg warmers (thanks, Claudia!). Do not use clear elastic because you can see the shine, but the black blends nicely.
I had to crochet the heel opening to make it lay flat instead of curling. My crochet experience is basic at best. It was pretty easy to pick up the crotchet stitches on every other knit stitch to make the chain round the heel, but I was not sure how to join it. Enter YouTube! The relevant part for how to finish the crochet edge in the round starts at about 1:46 on the video below.
I will let you know how the over the knee legwarmers work out when I get feedback. Happy Tuesday!