Legwarmer Knitting Patterns
These knitting patterns for legwarmers and leggings are a fast way to dress up your fall and winter wardrobe. They also make quick gifts!
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Traveling Stitch Legwarmers
These legwarmers more closely resemble close-fitting leggings that hug the leg from the cuff to the thigh in an elaborate traveling-stitch pattern inspired by traditional Austrian knee socks. Pictured project by sidecarJo
Katya Gorbacheva’s legwarmers feature a cable motif and ribbing.
Nadia Crétin-Léchenne designed these easy leg warmers that feature a simple, easy-to-memorize lace stitch.
Some Cloudy Day Legwarmers
Lace leg warmers byTiny Owl Knits provide warmth and style. Pictured project by thejasperpatch
Devant la cheminée
Mona NicLeoid’s legwarmers feature a simple faux cable pattern and cute ruffles. FYI, the name of the pattern means “In front of the chimney” in French though the pattern is in English.
Yoga Wrap and Legwarmers
Easy knitting pattern by Lisa Gentry for Red Heart Yarn for a wrap cardigan and ribbed leggings.
These buttoned legwarmers feature a lace pattern and decorative picot bind-off. Designed by Veronika Jobe
Hot Gams Legwarmers
Jenni Pea designed these cabled legwarmers with ribbing for easy fit. Pictured project by Kinski
Pointe Work Legwarmers
These legwarmers were designed by the mother of a ballet dancer. Emese Fromm, so they wouldn’t slip down when worn over tights.
Susan Power’s leg warmers feature slightly flared (boot bottomed) to fit over shoes, an all-over cable pattern, ribbed cuffs, and pompom ties. Pictured project by margrietaasman who added a ribbed cuff at the bottom.
Spiral Rib Legwarmers
Easy modern leg warmers by Purl Soho. Pictured project by stacyurban
Lizabeth Towers designed these easy legwarmers knit in stockinette and topped with lace.
Monika Sirna’s full length legwarmers come in sizes from baby to adult and feature twisted rib cuffs and beautiful Lace Twist up the side.
Spick and Spats
Madelaine Pippa Bartlett’s version of spats features baby cables and a picot edge. Can also be worn with the top folded down in a cuff.
Patterns for Purchase
These Ribs with Sauce legwarmers come in 2 sizes and are knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Cathy Carron. One of the 40 patterns in Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off
Spatterdashes with calf and instep shaping, and detachable stirrups features farrow ribbing and cables for a snug fit.
Corset Lace Leg Warmers
Designer says these fashionable legwarmers are easy to knit.
Sweetheart Leg Warmers
Set up 4 legwarmer patterns
Hyde Park Leg Warmers
Allyson Dykhuizen’s legwarmers feature a surprisingly simple stained glass stitch in mosaic knitting. Pattern includes boot cuffs.
Lace Leg Warmers
These lace leggings pattern includes child and two adult sizes.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!