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Purple Pines Leg Warmers

Purple Pines Leg Warmers

These fun & easy leg warmers use the Gaugetastic technique to create the look of snow covered pines on a simple stockinette fabric. Most of the project is simple knitting in the round with all the really interesting bits saved for the last round of the project’s body. Because of this, these leg warmers are a perfect project for taking to knit night (whether it’s in person or virtual)!

Feel free to play around with your stash for the contrast colors, slub yarn & boucle-style yarns can add a fun dimension to this project as well. This pattern was born from me needing a quick last-minute gift for my sister so everything in this sample pair was made from stash. You can also make these legwarmers any length you like by knitting the body to 1.25” (3 cm) shorter than the finished length. At that point you can add the pine trees and finish as instructed.

  • Sizes

    Small (Medium, Large)


    Finished Circumference:
    9 (11, 14.5)” [22 (28, 37) cm]


    Finished Height:
    9 (11, 14)” [22, (28, 36) cm]

  • Yarn

    MC - Worsted-weight (white)
    Knitpicks Bare Wool of the Andes Worsted
    220 yds [201 m] = 100g

    (You will need 2 skeins for the largest size)


    CC1 - Fingering-weight (purple)
    Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Pansy
    92 yds [84 m] = 20g


    CC2 - Lace-weight (black)
    Knitpicks Shadow Lace in Cinder
    92 yds [84 m] = 10g

  • Needles/Hooks

    • US 5 (3.75 mm) Double Points or size and preferred needle type to obtain gauge
    • 4.0 mm (G-6) Crochet Hook or a hook slightly larger than the needle used
  • Notions

    • Measuring Tape
    • Scissors
    • Stitch Markers
    • Tapestry Needle
  • Gauge

    22 sts x 30 rnds / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked

  • Stitches Used

  • Notes

    Tutorials are linked in the pattern and posted to the the YumiYarns Tutorials page.


    The needle size listed is the needle size I regularly use, but I am a very loose knitter so you may need to go up 1-2 needle sizes to get a fabric that you like.

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