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Home : Patterns : Ribbed Thigh Highs

Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Thigh Highs

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: 90705AD
Rating: **2.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Varies
S-L (1X-2X)
Finished Circumference (at widest point) About 16 (18) in. (40.5 (46) cm), unstretched 

Finished Length About 36 in. (91.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 24, 2011)

THIGH HIGHS (make 2)
Beg at top edge, loosely cast on 96 (108 112) sts.
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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Ribbed Thigh Highs

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®


24 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K6, p2 Rib, unstretched. 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


K1, p1 Rib (worked in the round, over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1, rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib.

K6, p2 Rib (worked in the round, multiple of 8 sts)
Rnd 1:
K3, p2, *k6, p2, rep from * around to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep Rnd 1 for K6, p2 Rib.


1. Thigh Highs are meant to fit with negative ease (Thigh High circumference should be less than body measurement) for a snug fit.
2. Thigh Highs are worked from top down for ease in adjusting the size. After a few rounds have been worked, slip sts onto a spare length of yarn or a long circular needle and test the fit by sliding the piece up your leg. Change to larger or smaller double pointed needles to achieve the desired fit.
3. If desired, use a spare knitting needle one or two sizes larger to cast on and bind off.

THIGH HIGHS (make 2)
Beg at top edge, loosely cast on 96 (112) sts.
Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles and join, being careful not to twist. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 in. (5 cm).
Work in K6, p2 Rib for 12 rnds.
Next Rnd: K2tog, work in K6, p2 Rib as established to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Rep last 13 rnds until 56 (72) sts remain, then work even (if piece is not long enough) in K6, p2 Rib until piece measures about 32 in. (81.5 cm) from beg.
Change to K1, p1 Rib and work for 4 in. (10 cm). Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: **2.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Ribbed Thigh Highs Reviewed by debbietyner on 2014-02-20 ***
this pattern is backward I had to overhaul it completely,i had to recount the number of stitches needed from top to bottom,im just about finished with the first one but I had to start from the bottom and work up and try the leg warmer on as it got longer then when I reached the begaing of the thigh I had to increase 16 more stitches,its ben really fun knitting and I plan to make a pair for my granddaughter.

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