In Defense of Tights


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Protect your tights from the elements with these stylish legwarmers! Pull them up for maximum coverage or fold down the long ribbed end for double warmth. Wear them slouchy for casual comfort. You can wear them as arm warmers too! The striped moss stitch fabric is extra stretchy. Make them in one of two sizes, with fingering weight held single or fingering weight held double for a thicker fabric.

  • Finished Measurements
    10 9“ / 25 23cm circumference, 20” / 51cm long

    Fingering weight held double Fingering weight held single

    Fingering weight held double
    Color A - 300yds / 274m of each fingering weight yarn
    Color B - 35yds / 32m (Color B Handmaiden Maiden Hair was held single for this contrast stripe. If you hold a fingering or weight held double as Color B, you will need about 70yds / 64m)

    Fingering weight held single
    Color A - 310yds / 283m
    Color B - 70yds / 64m 

    40” US 7 / 4.5mm US 4 / 3.5mm circular
    Magic Loop method is used for knitting in the round

    1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

    18 26sts / 24 32rnds = 4” / 10cm in moss stitch using US 7 / 4.5mm US 4 / 3.5mm needle

  • Fingering weight held double
    Color A - Viking Alpaca Sock by High Plains Fiber Werx (45% Iclandic Wool, 45% Alpaca, 10% Nylon; 400yds / 366m per 100g skein), Colorways: Light Brown & Natural
    Color B - Handmaiden Fine Yarn Maiden Hair (67% Silk, 23% Mohair, 10% Nylon; 328yds / 300m per 100g skein), colorway: Minegold

    Fingering weight held single

    Color A - Still River Mill Harmony 33.3% Cashmere, 33.3% Silk, 33.3% Merino Wool; 200 yds / 183m per 50g skein), Colorway: Orange
    Color B - The Verdant Gryphon Bugga! (70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 412yds / 377m per 113g skein), colorway: Malaysian Giant Shield Mantis