Saturday, March 10, 2012

Free Legwarmer Pattern

This very easy legwarmer pattern is called "Deux", and it's available free of charge, from Berroco.  Pattern written for S, M, and L.  They knit it up in "Foliage", a wool and acrylic blend with lovely color changing self-stripes.  Since this yarn is now discontinued, you may have trouble sourcing it at your LYS. Not to fear!  There are substitutes... 

Try Universal Yarns "Poems Chunky" in Ultraviolet for a similar look.  It's 100% wool with long color repeats.  Or try Noro "Hitsuji".  The colors are dreamy, but the stripe repeats are much longer, giving a different effect.  Noro "Iro" is also discontinued, making it available on sale in LYS and online, with a nearly identical striping profile.

Not a variegated fan?  Prefer your yarns to variegate without striping?  Those yarns are available everywhere.  Just make sure that you choose a yarn with the same weight and get the same gauge, and have a ball!

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