Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gentlemen's Fancy Leg Warmers

It can now be revealed that the Noro magic has not only made me feel better, (you are welcome Jo....) but also created this fun pair of leg warmers. The stitch pattern is one of my favorites, (as can be seen here, here here,). It is Nancy Bush's Gentlemen's Fancy Socks, and combined with Noro Kureyon color magic, = instant gratification!
I knit this to fit my legs, as I went, so I am not sure if I can give general directions, but I can give a tip that if you make your increases and decreases on the second row of just knit around, it will be smoother. Also, I started with US7, later for the wider part I used the size US8 and at the top, US 6 to make it a tighter rib.

The Specs:
Noro Kureyon, 2 skeins of color 165, plus some bits of Kureyon from other projects for the last few rows. (Never get rid of your Noro odds and ends; for you never know when you will need them…..)
Addi circs US 6, 7 & 8, knit in the round, two at a time, to ensure identical shaping.
Nancy Bush's Gentlemen's Fancy.

Noro leg warmers
Noro kureyon leg warmers
Oh ya' I feel much better thank you!

5 comments:

knitinsage said...

EXCELLENT use of noro!!! love those!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Fab-U-LOSO!

knithound brooklyn said...

Sweeeet. Love them!

KnitNana said...

Oh, those are just great!!!
Something to beat the winter blues all to "heck."
(((hugs)))

elan said...

Very cool, a great excuse to buy some noro. I'm coming your way in March, any must dos for a visiting knitter?