Monday, 2 March 2015

Make It Monday! Handspun Leg Warmers

Handspun Legwarmers, Picture credit: Instagram
I like to post pictures of inspirational things to make with, or ideas for handspun yarn. This week- Handspun legwarmers!

Spin up a quick and dirty bulky yarn, using as much glitter and rainbows as you like -  these babies are for YOU! Who cares if it is thick and thin, or too outrageously chunky for your Mother's knitting needles? We are looking for WARM and HAPPY yarn!

Measure around the widest part of your calf, and make a note. Knit or crochet a rectangle - as long as you want -  which should be slightly skinnier than your measurement, to take into account the natural stretch of knitted fabrics. Add a rib if you want at the bottom -  then cast off and sew into a tube.

Congratulations! You now own crazy beautiful happy legwarmers to wear while watching the latest episode of Better Call Saul while spinning more yarn for your next project. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Nothing beats a self indulgent make sometimes, right? I feel inspired by this to try spinning again! xx