This is the first of four knitting posts. Two of which I finished months ago so the commentary will be short on some of them.
I recently started a new job which is great. However, is the most strenuous one I’ve had in awhile. As a result, I have less time and energy for reading, but knitting is more manageable. I have tended to knitting when work or school was occupying. I am aiming to stashdown as well. Hopefully more knitting posts to continue in 2017.
A number of years ago, I made my first pair of legwarmers. I never wore legwarmers before that, but they are became very useful. I wear skirts and dresses through the winter and legwarmers are invaluable for that since I live in Canada. I use my legwarmers at least once a week if not more in the winter and I only had the one pair. When I read that other knitters had issues with this yarn felting, I knew the alpaca would make great legwarmers.
Pattern: Lace Legs by Amanda Jensen
Yarn: Estelle Yarns Arequipa – 437 yards/100g – 65% Superwash wool, 20% Alpaca and 15% Nylon – #215 – 1 skein.
Needles: US3/3.25 mm and US4/3.5 mm – long circulars
Modifications & Notes:
- German Twisted CO 2AAT on 3.25mm – Planned on 3.0mm but used my 3.25mm by accident
- First Ribbing for 1.5″/4cm
- Switched to 3.5mm on 11th repeat
- 20 repeats of Fish Tail Lace
- Top Ribbing: 3″/8.5cm
- Jeny’s Stretchy BO
Cost of Project: $14.39 in 2010 when I bought this yarn.
Would I knit it again? Decent pattern. I would not be opposed to it. It’s a bit tighter than I would have liked. I would have preferred it longer and done more lace reps. Maybe go up a needle size to 3.75mm if I were to do it again.