So these are not strictly yoga leg warmers, but this is a yoga blog, and I’m going to wear them for doing yoga in the winter. So these are my yoga leg warmers pattern, go ahead and make yourself a pair. Yoga and knitting go well together, knitting can be quite meditative if you let it be, all you have to do is give it your full attention, try not to multi-task and enjoy the process rather than aim for the end result… and there you have yourself a mind calming activity to combat stress. To top it all, these leg warmers are super easy and knit up quickly. The Patons Cotton Twist yarn I used comes in some delicious colour combinations, and I just couldn’t resist the colours, they also do this yarn in blue and white, a sort of blue sky and clouds look. Even better, it’s not an expensive snobby yarn, at about £2 for a skein, you can have yourself a pair of leg warmers for £4. Bargain!
You can find the yarn online here:
PurpleLinda Crafts (£1.95 for a skein)
- 2 skeins Cotton Twist Aran (I used Coral/Mango mix 87)
- 1 pair 5 mm needles
Stockinette: 18 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm square
Cast on 46 stitches using the thumb method, for those who like their knitting to look super tidy, use a 2×2 rib cast on as shown here.
Row 1: (k2, p2) repeat, ending with a k2
Row 2: (p2, K2) repeat, ending with a p2
Continue these two rows until you have used up most of one skein of yarn, but leaving enough of a tail to cast off with. Cast off using the ‘Binding off in Pattern’ method that you can find here. Leave a long tail and use the tail to sew the long side edges together using a matress stitch.
Repeat for the second leg warmer, making sure you knit the same amount of rows so that the two leg warmers are of equal length.
Do send me pictures if you knit yourself a pair, maybe even use them as boot toppers! Oooh.
Now Banjo might be a dog with shoes (he has painful and untreatable corns on his feet making it painful to walk on hard surfaces), but no, I draw the line at knitting a pair of leg warmers for a dog, poor thing already gets laughed at for wearing his shoes.
Hanri & Banjo
PS: I have a special guest blogger post tomorrow featuring some fab wheat free recipes from my yoga friend Kel who lives on the Isle of Man, Kel is an amazing cook and baker, so do come back tomorrow morning.