MUK LUCKYS leg warmers (Free Knitting Pattern)

Tools Required:

- Size 15 16" circular knitting needles (or size 15 double pointed needles)

Handspun Yarns Needed:

About 100 yards of bulky yarn. I used:

  • Yarn A: Bulky Silk (25 yards) by Oscar & Sophia*
  • Yarn B: Tailspun (8 yards) by Jazzturtle**
  • Yarn C: Corespun Mix (50 yards) by Oscar & Sophia*

Yarn Specifics: You will need Approx 75 yards of handspun Yarn. About 3 wpi & 1.5 sts/inch for the stocking and 8 yards of tailspun for the embellishment. Feel free to substitute any bulky art yarn for this project. Spin your own yarn, or support a local artisan by purchasing handspun from a shop on ETSY.

Final Product Measurements:

  • 5.5 inches wide (11 inch diameter)
  • 19 inches long

Getting a Good Fit: The fit of these Muk Luckys is not slouchy, if you want looser Muk Luckys cast on another inch of stitches as needed. You may need to adjust the pattern for a better fit (your legs are longer, calves wider, etc.)

PATTERN:

Knitting the Cuff: Cast on 18 stitches with Yarn A Ribbing Pattern: K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2 Notice there is a K2 beginning and ending the rib creating a "wide rib" Continue the above pattern until the cuff reaches 5 inches long.

Knitting the Body When you get to the first knit stitch of the wide rib pick up Yarn B and knit 4 stitches. Make sure all tails in the yarn hang on the outside of the body of the Muk Lucky. You can tuck them thru stitches or in-between stitches.

Pick up Yarn C and knit the remaining 14 stitches around. Knit another row with Yarn C. (Back at the wide row) Pick up Yarn B and knit 4 stitches. Adjust tails. Knit across the 4 stitches of the wide rib, locking Yarn B in place. Pick up Yarn C and knit the remaining 14 stitches. Knit another row with Yarn C.

This is the pattern you will continue for another 14 rows (about 6 inches). If you have very long tailspun yarn, you may want to knit fewer rows with it so the tails don't touch the ground. I have the lowest tails hanging down to my ankle. Feel free to knit more rows with tailspun if your yarn has shorter tails. Mine are about 6-8" long.

When your tailspun embellishment is done (long enough, not touching the ground) take Yarn C and continue knitting in the round until the Muk Lucky is 19 inches long.

Dropping the Stitch for the for the LEFT:

Knit 9 stitches with Yarn C. Drop the 10th stitch Cast on one stitch. Continue knitting around the circle. Bind Off loosely. Pull the dropped stitch to the top of the Muk Lucky. This will create a dropped stitch row to the right of the tailspun fringe. It should be 2 or 3 rows to the right of the row where the tailspun fringe begins.

Dropping the Stitch for the for the RIGHT:

Drop the 1st stitch of the row. Cast on one stitch. Continue knitting around the circle. Bind off Loosely. Pull the dropped stitch to the top (cuff) of the Muk Lucky. This will create a dropped stitch row to the left of the tailspun fringe. It should be 2 or 3 rows to the left of the row where the tailspun fringe begins.