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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

The Votes Are In!

 

yarnistas

Well the votes are in & counted.

The winner was Dell with her amazing 3D cat!
My Missoni-inspired legwarmers came in at a respectable 3rd place.

Thanks so much everyone who voted, I’m sure you enjoyed looking at all the entries. And a big thank you to the Nundle Woollen Mill who supplied the yarn for us Yarnistas.

 

I’ve had some interest in whether I’d make the pattern available & am thinking about putting it up in sections here on the blog. Let me know what you think. Would you like to knit or wear the legwarmers?

Nundle Woollen Mill- Search for the most creative Yarnista challenge

A few weeks ago on Facebook I came across the Nundle Woollen Mills competition post. They are looking for the Most Creative Yarnista!

You can follow them on Facebook ( & read more about the competition) here: https://www.facebook.com/NundleWoollenMill?fref=ts

and their blog post (which contains the rules, conditions of entry etc) is to be found here: http://www.nundleknitters.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/nundle-woollen-mill-search-for-most.html

or you can watch the video

Basically its’ 9 balls of DK weight yarn, each a different colour and about 4 weeks.

As one of the 9 finalists, I received my yarn yesterday and knitting is now underway. I’ve set up a project page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/yarnaboutyarn/Rebecca

Wish me luck!

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