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Home : Patterns : Color Block Thigh Highs

Free Knitting Pattern: Color Block Thigh Highs

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 70719AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

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

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 4, 2008)

Leg Shaping
Rep last 4 rows twice more, then rep Increase Row once.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-191 Wool-Ease Yarn: Violet
$ 7.96  
Note: (A)
•  620-177 Wool-Ease Yarn: Loden
$ 3.98  
Note: (B)
•  620-197 Wool-Ease Yarn: Burgundy
$ 4.69  
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Color Block Thigh Highs

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®


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.

THIGH HIGHS (make 2)
Thigh highs are worked from toe up.
With B, 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 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 for 1-3/4 in. (4.5 cm), end with a WS row.
Change to A and knit 1 row.
Next Row: P, place marker after 19 (20, 22, 23) st.
Leg Shaping
Row 1 (Increase Row):
K1, M1, knit to marker, slip marker, k1, M1, k to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep last 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, end with a WS row.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Leg Shaping 3 times, then rep Row 1 (increase row) once more - 62 (68, 78, 86) sts.
Change to C, and continue in St st, AT SAME TIME, rep Increase Row every 4 rows 3 (6, 8, 11) more times - 68 (80, 94, 108) sts.
Work even with C until piece measures about 22 in. (56 cm) above heel slit.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 5 rows. Bind off.

Sew seam. From RS, join yarn with slip stitch at heel slit and work 1 round single crochet evenly around 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: *****4.3 (based on 7 reviews)
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Color Block Thigh Highs Reviewed by marianne mapoles on 2014-01-15 ****
For anyone with a size issue or they won't stay up. Go to your nearest fabric store and get some thread like elastic and knit that in your pattern, it will make your pattern a bit stretchy and help in keeping up the leggings. :)

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