I love fall. I love the crisp air and the leaves and the sweaters. This summer I only wore skirts…I’d like to continue doing so into the fall and perhaps winter aided by tights and leg warmers.
Leg warmers are one of those items that you either love or hate. As a ballerina, I grew to love them. They have been trying to make a comeback for some time, but I pretty much hate all the ones in the stores. You know the ones, they come together with ribbing on both ends and are worn scrunched up over the calf…Anyway, I knew what I wanted so I decided to design my own. The result, Riscaldare.
Riscaldare means to warm or heat up. Let these pretty leg warmers warm you up all winter. A boot-leg shape flows over the tops of your shoes without creating extra bulk around the ankle and the pretty lace edge adds a feminine touch.
Simple, feminine, functional. I’ve already worn them out and love them – I want to wear them all the time!
I will wear mine over tights which help hold them up. But if you don’t, or maybe you just want a little more decoration, you can use the top row of eyelets to thread a ribbon or icord ties. Here are the details:
Size: Small (Medium, Large) show in Medium
Measurements: 10.5 (14, 17.5)” calf circumference, variable height
Yarn: Cascade Yarn 220 Heathers (100% wool; 220 yds 201 m/100 g): #2441 2 (3, 3) skeins
Needles: US #7 4.5 mm 16” circular or dpns
Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, BLOCKED. Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, optional: ribbons