Lola Legwarmers

Introducing the Lola Legwarmers knitting pattern, a fun and fashionable project that you can complete in just a weekend. Worked in the round from the bottom up, these legwarmers are designed to keep you cozy and stylish during chilly days while adding a touch of flair to your outfits. Crafted with Tukuwool DK yarn in the beautiful shade 28 Taate, these legwarmers offer both warmth and visual appeal. The yarn’s softness and durability, combined with its versatile DK weight, create a fabric that is comfortable to wear and perfect for transitional weather.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: S/M (M/L), Circumference 10.5 (12.5)” [27 (32) cm], Height 19” [49 cm]

Shown in size S/M.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking


Medium weight yarnYarn: Tukuwool DK (75% Finn, 25% Texel; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams]: 28 Taate (2 hanks)

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles or circular needle for magic loop technique.

Notions: Three markers, tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

1×1 Ribbing

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Stretchy Bind Off

  1. Knit two sts.
  2. Insert the left-hand needle into the two sts through the front and knit the sts together.
  3. Knit one st.

Repeat steps 2-3 until you have on st left, cut yarn and pull it through the last st.

Pattern notes

The leg warmers are worked in the round from the bottom up.


With smaller needles and using longtail Cast On, CO 60 (70) sts. Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd.

Work in 1×1 Ribbing until piece measures 1.5” [4 cm] from CO edge.

Change to larger needles.

On the first rnd Pm as follows:

Right leg: K16 (19), Pm, k30 (35), Pm, k to end of the rnd.

Left leg: K3 (5), Pm, k30 (35), Pm, k to end of the rnd.

Pattern repeat

Rnds 1-4: K all sts.

Rnd 5: [K to m, Sm, k2tog x 2, (yo, k1) x 3, yo, ssk x 2] x 2, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: P all sts.

Work Rnds 1-6 twenty times more or until leg warmer is desired length.

Knit one rnd.

Work in 1×1 Ribbing for 1.5” [4 cm].

BO all sts knitwise using Stretchy Bind Off.


Weave in ends. Place the leg warmers in lukewarm water and let it soak thoroughly. Gently squeeze out the excess water. Place on a towel and roll to remove further moisture. Lay on flat surface and let dry completely.

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  • Linda H.

    I am an experienced beginner and familiar with Circular needles. Why use the magic loop? Would that mean that I shouldn’t use just circular needles? I am confused.

    • Joanna I.

      Yes, you can use short circular needles which are short enough for knitting in the round, the magic loop is meant for knitting with longer circular needles which lots of knitters tend to use, I for example knit socks and even mitten thumbs in the round with with 80 cm / 24” circular needles using magic loop technique. Sorry for the confusion, Joanna


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