. . . Acorn and oak leaf legwarmers . . .

Here is the second pair….

Are you ready, boots ?

These Acorn and oak leaf legwarmers are the perfect companion for an Autumn walk. I just came back from a long walk in the woods wearing them…

I love that color, don’t you ?

For this pair, I held a sport weight and a fingering weight yarn together to get the gauge of a worsted weight.

They are both from Malabrigo yarns. The sport weight is Arroyo (forgot the name of the colorway) and the fingering weight is Malabrigo Sock in colorway Marte.

Featuring and oak leaf and acorn pattern, broken rib, an I-cord and small knitted acorns to finish of the I-cord.

The broken rib pattern is quite stretchy and fits easily many sizes.
S/M/L to fit circumference calf : ± 31 / 35 / 39 cm (± 12¼ / 13¾ / 15½ “)
Finished circumference unstretched : ± 27 / 30 / 34 cm (± 10½ / 11¾ / 13½ “)
Finished height as pictured = ± 35 cm (13¾”).
Can easily be made longer by working more repeats.

What you’ll need
worsted weight or two strands of fingering weight held together
± 250 to 350 m / 275 to 380 yards
fingering weight
leftovers in a matching or contrasting color for the I-cord
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle for the Estonian braid
two 2.5 mm (US 1½) double pointed needles for the I-cord
tapestry needle
2 markers

The row gauge is not important: the legwarmers can be made as long as desired by working more repeats.
The acorn and oak leaf pattern (22 sts x 28 rows) unblocked = 11 x 10 cm / 4¼” x 4”.
Broken rib pattern unstretched: 22 sts = 10 cm / 4”.

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