Introduction: Webbed Legwarmers, by Vickie Howell for Bernat

Simple, black & white, slip stitch color work -- knit with Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) yarn -- creates a webbed background for an embroidered spider to lurk on. Make these for your own scary, sweetie and they'll be as cozy as they are creepy while wearing them!

Step 1: The Scoop!

SIZE
One size to fit toddler 2-3 yrs

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx 8” [20.5 cm] circumference x 9½” [24 cm] long

MATERIALS
Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (70% Acrylic /30% Wool; 167 yds/153 m),
A Black(ish) (00001) 1 ball
B White(ish) (00004) 1 ball
C Pumpkin(ish) (00013) 1 ball
Set of 4 size 5 mm (U.S. 8) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows= 4” [10 cm] in stocking st

ABBREVIATIONS
K = Knit
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
St(s) = Stitch(es)

Step 2: Knit It!

Cuff: With A, cast on 36 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st - 8th rnds: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Body:
9th rnd: With B, knit.
10th rnd: Purl.
11th and 12th rnds: With A, K1. *Sl1. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1.
to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1.

13th and 14th rnds: With B, rep 9th and 10th rnds.
15th and 16th rnds: With A, *K3. Sl1. Rep from * around.
Rep 9th to 16th rnds 5 times more. Rep. 9th to 16th rnds until work measures 8 ½ of inches or desired length!
Rep 9th and 10th rnds once more.
Next rnd: With A, knit.
Next 8 rnds: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Bind off in ribbing.

Step 3: Finish It!

Weave in ends.
Using tapestry needle, C and photo as guide, embroider spider on front of leg warmer.

For more, great knit, crochet and craft projects visit: www.vickiehowell.com and www.bernat.com/vickiehowell!

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2012-10-02

Vickie Howell, I love you! I'm so excited to see you here on Instructables, and I can't wait to see more of your tutorials here!

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VickieHowell made it!(author)2012-10-02

Thanks so much! xx, VH

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Pixie+Puddle made it!(author)2012-09-28

I love them they are really cute, makes me wish my knitting was better, i would make some for my own arms to wear this winter, :)

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