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Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Thigh Highs

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Pattern #: 70691AD
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, XL

15 (18, 21, 24) in. (36 (46, 53.5, 61) cm) circumference at upper edge

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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These colorfully striped, extra-long legwarmers will really get you in the mood to move around.

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Striped Thigh Highs

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18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.

K1, p1 Rib (Even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.


Stripe Sequence
Carry color not in use up WS of work.
Row 1: With A, knit.
Row 2: With A, purl.
Row 3: With B, knit.
Row 4: With B, purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Stripe sequence.


THIGH HIGHS (make 2)
Thigh highs are worked from toe up.
With A, cast on 38 (40, 44, 46) sts. Work in K1, p1 rib for 6 rows. Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and Stripe sequence (beg with Row 3) and work for 2 in. (5 cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Heel Slit
Row 1:
Bind off 19 (20, 22, 23) sts, k to end.
Row 2: Purl, at end of row cast on 19 (20, 22, 23) sts.
Continue in St st and Stripe sequence for 1-3/4 in. (4.5 cm), end with a RS row.
Next Row: P, place marker after 19 (20, 22, 23) st.
Leg Shaping
Row 1:
K1, M1, knit to marker, slip marker, k1, M1, k to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep these 4 rows 7 (9, 12, 15) more times - 54 (60, 70, 78) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures about 14 in. (35.5 cm) above heel slit.
Next Row (Increase Row): K1, M1, knit to marker, slip marker, k1, M1, knit to end.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Continue in St st and Stripe sequence, AT SAME TIME, rep Increase Row every 4 rows 6 (9, 11, 14) more times - 68 (80, 94, 108) sts.
Work even until piece measures about 22 in. (56 cm) above heel slit.
Change to A and work in K1, p1 rib for 5 rows. Bind off.


Sew seam. Work 1 round single crochet evenly spaced around heel slit.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit M1 = make 1
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Striped Thigh Highs Reviewed by BJ Hampton on 2012-02-07 ***
i did a similar pattern that kept slipping to but then i just used garters to keep them up. a friend of mine uses that fashion tape to keep her's in place

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