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Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers

Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers

cuff leg warmers

Here is another pair of leg warmers I designed and knitted last year for our snowy vacation in Hokkaido, I called it “Miss Santa” Cuff Leg Warmers. My daughter requested a different design for her leg warmers but still matches her Fair Isle Pullover and Fair Isle Beanie, therefore, I come up with this fold-over cuff to give extra warmth to her legs. She loves them and wears them throughout the entire snow trip, now she wishes it is cold enough for her to wear them here 😄

folded cuff leg warmers

In order to knit something in a set, the simplest way is either to follow a similar design or use the same color theme. Since she asked for a different design, thus, I used the second option which is using the same yarn color. Thence and again, the same yarns from Lion Brand Superwash Merino Yarn, Cayenne (Red), and  Ivory (White) that I knitted for her red Fair Isle Pullover and Beanie.

Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers – Free Knit Pattern

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cable cuff leg warmers

The cable design of these leg warmers are knitted by using 9″ Circular needles U.S. 3 (3mm) and U.S. 4 (3.5mm). There is a total of 3 cable designs in it; on the body, on the back, and on the cuff respectively. With the intention to add an extra girlish element to these leg warmers, I also added dangling pom-poms at the side of the cuff. Love to see the pom-poms swinging as she walks.

Hope you love these Santarina Miss Santa Leg Warmers.

Happy Knitting!!!!

red white cuff leg warmers
 
Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers Knit Pattern

Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers Knit Pattern

Yield: 11″ Circumference x 10.5″ Length Leg Warmers
Active Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Intermediate /Advance Level
Estimated Cost: $18 - $25

The cable design cuff leg warmers are knitted by using 9″ Circular needles U.S. 3 (3mm) and U.S. 4 (3.5mm). There are total 3 cable designs in this cuff leg warmers; on the body, on the back, and on the cuff respectively. With the intention to add an extra girlish element to this cuff leg warmers, I also added dangling pom-poms at the side of the cuff. Love to see the pom-poms swinging as she walks.

Enjoy knitting them!

Download and print separately: Cable Panel Pattern Chart and the Knit Diagram & Measurement Chart.

Construction: Work in Round

Materials

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Superwash Merino Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino Wool (approx. 306 yards/280m per 100g ball) - Yarn A Color: Red (Cayenne), Balls needed: 1 ball
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Superwash Merino Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino Wool (approx. 306 yards/280m per 100g ball) - Yarn B Color: White (Ivory), Balls needed: 1 ball
  • 1/4″ wide elastic band, 3/4 yard
  • White thread

Tools

  • Needles: 9″ Circular needles U.S. 3 (3mm) and U.S. 4 (3.5mm)
  • Cable needle (size should be smaller than the largest circular needle)
  • Crochet hook 3mm
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom Pom Maker 35mm
  • All purpose adhesive, clear. I used UHU
  • Sewing needle

Instructions

Tension Gauge:
Stockinette Stitch: 30 sts and 40 rows = 4″ (10cm) using U.S. 4 (3.5mm) needles

Take time to make a gauge swatch to check your tension. Wash and block your swatch before measuring. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain a correct gauge.

Abbreviations:
alt = Alternate(ing)
beg = Beginning
C4B = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then k2 from cable needle
C4F = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then k2 from cable needle
C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then k3 from cable needle
C6F = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then k3 from cable needle
cont = Continue
dec = Decrease(ing)
foll = Following
k = Knit
inc = Increase(ing)
mp = make 1 purl-wise
P = Purl
patt = Pattern
rem = Remaining
rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
sl = slip
st(s) = Stitch(es)
T3B = Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then p1 from cable needle
T3F = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then k2 from cable needle
T4B = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then p2 from cable needle
T4F = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then k2 from cable needle
TW2L = Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle.
TW2R = Slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle.

PANEL PATTERNS

Panel Patt A
Worked over 20 sts
Round 1 – 4 (RS): p2, k6, p4, k6, p2
Round 5: p2, k6, p12
Round 6: knit all
Round 7: p2, k6, p12
Round 8: k2, C6F, k12
Round 9: p2, k6, p12
Round 10 – 16: p2, k6, p4, k6, p2
Round 17: p12, k6, p2
Round 18: knit all
Round 19: p12, k6, p2
Round 20: k12, C6F, k2
Round 21: p12, k6, p2
Round 22 – 24: p2, k6, p12

These 24 rows form Panel Patt A.

Panel Patt B
Worked over 24 sts
Round 1 (RS): k2,p8, k4, p8, k2
Round 2: TW2L, p8, C4B, p8, TW2R
Round 3: k2,p8, k4, p8, k2
Round 4: TW2L, p6, T4B, T4F, p6, TW2R
Round 5: k2, p6, k2, p4, k2, p6, k2
Round 6: TW2L, p4, C4B, p4, C4F, p4, TW2R
Round 7: k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2
Round 8: TW2L, p2, T4B, T4F, T4B, T4F, p2, TW2R
Round 9: k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2
Round 10: TW2L, p2, k2, p4, C4B, p4, k2, p2, TW2R
Round 11: k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2
Round 12: TW2L, p2, C4F, T4B, T4F, C4B, p2, TW2R
Round 13: k2, p2, k6, p4, k6, p2, k2
Round 14: TW2L, p2, k2, T4F, p4, T4B, k2, p2, TW2R
Round 15: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2
Round 16: TW2L, p2, k2, p2, T4F, T4B, p2, k2, p2, TW2R
Round 17: k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2
Round 18: TW2L, p2, k2, p4, C4B, p4, k2, p2, TW2R
Round 19: k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2
Round 20: TW2L, p2, T4F, T4B, T4F, T4B, p2, TW2R
Round 21: k2, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k2
Round 22: TW2L, p4, T4F, p4, T4B, p4, TW2R
Round 23: k2, p6, k2, p4, k2, p6, k2
Round 24: TW2L, p6, T4F, T4B, p6, TW2R
Round 25: k2, p8, k4, p8, k2
Round 26: TW2L, p8, C4B, p8, TW2R
Round 27: k2, p8, k4, p8, k2
Round 28: TW2L, p6, T4B, T4F, p6, TW2R
Round 29, 31, 33 & 35: k2, p6, k2, p4, k2, p6, k2
Round 30, 32 & 34: TW2L, p6, k2, p4, k2, p6, TW2R
Round 36: TW2L, p6, T4F, T4B, p6, TW2R

These 36 rows form Panel Patt B.

Panel Patt C
Worked over 12 sts
Round 1 (RS): T3F, p1, k2, p1, T3B, p2
Round 2: p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p3
Round 3: p1, T3F, k2, T3B, p3
Round 4: p2, k6, p4
Round 5: p2, C6B, p4
Round 6 – 10: p2, k6, p4
Round 11: p2, C6B, p4
Round 12: p2, k6, p4
Round 13: p1, T3B, k2, T3F, p3
Round 14: p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p3
Round 15: T3B, p1, k2, p1, T3F, p2
Round 16 – 25: *k2, p2, rep * 3 times

These 25 rows form Panel Patt C.

KNIT PATTERN (Make 2)

Body (Red yarn)


Using 9″ Circular needles U.S. 3 (3mm) and yarn A (Red), 2×2 tabular cast on 84 sts (Watch the video on how to do 2×2 tabular cast-on in a round). Insert a stitch marker at the beg of the round.
Round 1 (RS): k2, (p2,k2) to end.
Round 2: p2, (k2, p2) to end.
Work 2×2 rib (k2, p2) in the round for 0.5″ (6 rounds).

Change to 9″ Circular needles U.S. 4 (3.5mm) and work the following pattern:

Round 1: patt A for 3 times, then patt B

This round form pattern, panel patterns are now in position. Continue to establish the pattern until patt is 76 rounds long.

Round 77: p all
Round 78: k all
Round 79: p to last 2 stitches. Turn your work wrong side out, sl the last 2 unwork stitches to the left needle.

Cuff (White yarn)

Change to Yarn B (White), work yarn B in round on the wrong side of the piece:
Round 80: k all
Round 81: k2, (p2,k2) to end.
Round 82: p2, (k2, p2) to end.
Work 2×2 rib (k2, p2) in round for 34 rounds.

Change to 9″ Circular needles U.S. 3 (3mm), work patt C for 7 times for 25 rounds. Tubular bind off the 2×2 rib.

BLOCKING
Block the cuff leg warmers to obtain the correct size.

TO FINISH OFF
Read following the tutorials on how to assemble the Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers.

Pattern Diagram & Panel Chart (Get the link of the downloadable copy from the description area above)

knitting diagrampanel pattern

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO KNIT
MISS SANTA CUFF LEG WARMERS

  1. 2×2 tubular cast on and knit 6 rounds of ribbing to begin the Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers.knit 1
  2. Follow the cable knitting pattern of panel patt A and B to knit the red part of the cuff leg warmers.knit 2
  3. Stop at the last 2 stitches of the last round (round 79) of red yarn. Turn and slip the 2 unworked stitches to the left needle.knit 3
  4. Change to white yarn to knit the cuff, continue to knit from round 80.knit 4
  5. Note that you are now working the cuff (white part) with the wrong side of the red part facing you.knit 5
  6. This picture shows both the right side and the wrong side of the cuff leg warmers.
    Both the right side and wrong side of the body (red part) and cuff (white part) are reversed facing each other.
    Block them before proceeding to the next step.knit 8
  7. Fold-down the white cuff down 3″ from the edge.knit 14
  8. Make 4 to 6 ties evenly around the cuff at 1/2″ from the folded edge. this is to create the pocket for the elastic band.knit 15
  9. Measure the circumference of the leg (around the area of calf and shin) of the intended wearer, cut the elastic band according to this measurement. Or, estimated about 10″ as general length.
    Insert the elastic band into the pocket at the cuff. Overlap the ends of the elastic band at 1/2″, sew to join the ends of the elastic band.knit 9
  10. Make 4 pom-poms of 1 1/4″ diameter. You can refer to the basic pom-pom making tutorial to make, or you can buy from a shop.
    Crochet a 5 1/2″ of chain stitch string, provision a longer yarn at both ends.
    Sew the yarn end into the center of the pom-pom.knit 10
  11. Sew back and into the chain of the string. Tie a secure knot and sew into the pom-pom again. Cut yarn.knit 11
  12. Apply clear all-purpose adhesive to the joint of pom-pom and string to prevent them from breaking apart.knit 12
  13. Sew the pom-poms to the left-hand and right-hand side on the cuff respectively of the Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers.
    Done!knit 13

Beautiful Miss Santa Cuff Leg Warmers!

knit girl leg warmers

Looks great on heels and boots while keeping your ankle warm on cool days.

knit santa leg warmers

Notes

Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximated.

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