FO: Lace Legs

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.

Lace Legs

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.

Lace Legs, started February 4, 2016, finished March 26, 2016.Ravelry Project Page

Pattern: Lace Legs by Amanda Jensen Ravelry Pattern Page
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

Lace Legs

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.

Lace Legs

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.


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