Gather Your Supplies

Rebecca Legwarmers

 

The legwarmers I designed & knit for the Nundle Woollen Mills competition have returned home! I’ve had a lot of interest in publishing the pattern but for now (as it is untested and in one size only) I have decided to release it in bite size pieces here on the blog…..and you can knit along every week.

So first off you need to gather your supplies. The original Rebecca legwarmers were knit in a feltable wool, which worked OK. However, if I were to knit them again I would probably choose a superwash wool (and maybe a more tightly spun yarn). I used 9 colours (which was required for the competition), you may decide to use less colours or even more! …it’s up to you.

9 colours

Rebecca is knit in the round on a circular needle – you can use  a small circular, a large circular (& knit using the magic loop method), knit on dpns or ……?

So gather your supplies ready to cast on. You will need:

4mm needles for the rib, 4.5mm needles for the main ‘body’ of Rebecca.

900 metres of DK yarn. (I used 9 different colours of Nundle Collection Feltable Wool, 100m/50gm ball). You could also use the Touch Yarns Merino 8ply or Biggan Design 8ply