Last week for Work in Progress Wednesday I showed you a completed legwarmer.  This week I have for you . . .

Another legwarmer!  But not from the same pair.

I don't know what has gotten into me lately, but I am all about the legwarmers.  For Camp Loopy 3 we have to knit a project that takes at least 800 yards.  I spent a bit of time looking at sweaters as I know many knitters have, but I was trying to make this project as affordable as possible.  The Loopy Ewe offers a discount for yarn ordered during the official camp week, but even with that the cost of the project can get really big really fast.  What I ended up with was two skeins of Cascade Heritage Sock in the Plum and Raspberry colorways.  In addition to my obsession with legwarmers I am also really enjoying projects that take more than one color so Theresa Gregorio's To the Ground was the perfect solution.

To the Ground is a pair of over the knee striping legwarmers.  I ended up reversing the direction of the pattern to start at the ankle rather than the thigh and work up the leg.  I also wound my yarn into two balls each so that I can use as much yarn as possible.  This means that they could get very long indeed.  I am already over the knee on my first leg and still have plenty of yarn to spare.  There's a strong possibility that I could wear them in the place of tights with a pair of shorts to work (it sounds tacky, but in my world if a 4 year old would wear it it's probably perfect for work).  I also have visions of wearing them over tights with a short skirt and tight fitting sweater.  Possibly with boots.  Essentially this project is my chance to feel like I live in a comic book.  We'll see where I end up.

To see more, probably more tastefully driven projects, check out the gang over at Tami's Amis!


  1. I love legwarmers, but I don't know if I was brave enought to wear them myself. :-)

  2. I love legwarmers too! Do you have to cut the yarn when you change colors or is there a way to just keep swapping? I wouldn't want to weave all those ends in. Those are darling!

    1. I don't cut the yarn between colors. You're right, that would be a lot of ends! I'm alternating and carrying the yarn up the inside of the leg. The short row count means there is hardly any yarn floating up the inside.

  3. Those are so cute! And I love the idea of wearing them with tights and shorts or a short skirt. I also have a little bit of a four year old's fashion sense ; )