The lace leg-warmers are at last sweetly embracing my now fourteen-year-old niece . . . . . sans boots.
The ‘boot leg’ photo will have to be another time. In fact, these leg warmers are named “Double Cappuccino” because whenever we have our Equinox sweater photos, they always, without fail, begin at Calistoga Roastery. That, and they really do remind me of a whip-topped yummy drink. Until the next time at the roastery , I was lucky to squeeze in this little photo shoot before our visit was up and my nieces had to leave back home.
Double Cappuccino Leg Warmers have a frothed milk quality with an ever-so-slightly asymmetrical lace pattern in ribbing, and is such a speedy and uncomplicated knit. ((proof : I made these while hiking)) Knit with sport-weight natural undyed superwash sock yarn, achieving just the right light airy quality from knitting on US 4 – 3.50 mm needles. Tasty !
My niece in her infinite good taste, chose to adorn the upper rib with cute little buttons . . .
Which makes these warm to the eyes as well as to the touch !
Calistoga Coffee Roastery is the first stop with all of our modeling of Equinox Sweaters, so it will be the first design (and kick-off) of my ~~ Calistoga Collection !
Double Cappuccino pattern on Ravelry HERE
Pattern page for Double Cappuccino on Yarnings HERE
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Now, I can’t leave it at that , because *both* of my lovely nieces participated in our little impromptu knit-wear photo shoot of this morning. Here is my adorable eleven-year-old niece in the “Ruffles” scarf I made her for Christmas.
It is nice simply tied and cascading down the front,
or double wrapped and tied for a very pretty affect.
Is she not the most photogenic kid ever?
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Ruffles details on Ravelry HERE
Free How-To instructions for Ruffles Scarf HERE.
Those legwarmers came out really sweet! Good job!
Thank you Morrie ! And thank you so much for your excellent lace-making advice ! Being my first lace project, you were the best teacher ever. xxx
Love them 🙂
Thank you ! Hey, if you like , I’ve just edited the post to include a how-to page for the Ruffles Scarf 🙂
Jen! These are so cute!!!! Well done!!
Carol, thank you so much. I was anxious about them until my niece put them on, then seeing how they fit perfectly , and were the perfect length, my worries all melted away. 🙂 xx
ps. I saw you started a pair of the leg warmers, you are the first , and I love the red RED alpaca you’re using. Just gorgeous. xx
SO Pretty!!! I love the pattern in the leg warmers. Well done!
Thanks Jen and Happy New Year! I will be happy to teach you how to knit them. I’m hoping in the new year that we can experience knitting together !!! xx
Stunning. These will NEVER go out of style. I love them. And…I owe you a really long email. lol. It’s coming, I promise 😀 xo xo
Oh Debbie ! Thank you…. we must begin our snail mail correspondence soon, in the new year perhaps ! Thank you for all of your sweet support on Yarnings and otherwise… and Happy New Year to you and your family ! xx
Absolutely. Always. <3. Will get that email out stat; maybe tonight? 😉
HUGS to you ! xx
Those leg warmers are your first lace knitting? Boy you catch on fast. Turned out yummy delicious. And the scarf is just adorable on your niece.
Thank you Martha ! Hey, I hope you try the legwarmers, they really are about the easiest pattern I’ve written, I swear ! I good ‘purse’ project too. Happy New Year ! xx
Cute wee legwarmers, cuter scarf – and your niece is the cutest of all.