Wolly: amazingly simple legwarmers

A very simple project for beginning knitters: ribbed legwarmers. A quick knit if you need a last minute gift or an instant gratification project.

deutsch German pattern (deutsche Anleitung)

Wolly - Beinstulpen



In stockinette stitch, knit with 6mm needles (US 10):
15 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm (4″)

Finished size

To fit an adult. About 40 cm (16″) long.


You can find a list of the abbreviations used in this pattern at the bottom of the page.


Cast on 46 stitches with needles size 5 mm (US 8).

Row 1: P2, *k2, p2, repeat from *, end with k1, k1b.

Row 2: P1, k1, *p2, k2, repeat from *, end with p1, k1b.

Repeat rows 1 an two until piece measures about 14 cm (6″). Change to needles in size 6 mm (US 10) and continue knitting with these needles. This way, the legwarmers will be a little wider at the top to fit your calves better, but you don’t have to work any shaping!

Repeat rows 1 and two until piece measures about 40 cm (16″). Bind off all stitches loosely in pattern.


Close back seam using the mattress stitch. Weave in ends.



k: knit
p: purl
k1b: knit into the back loop