Friday, August 16, 2013

Cables of Love Legwarmers


Yeah baby!!!! These sexy lovelies are free!!!!! I hope you are all excited as excited as I am! The Cables of Love Legwarmers is my first pattern using cables. I fell in love with them last fall and I hope that you will all love them too!

For all of you that were so excited about last week's Vines of Love Legwarmers post but were intimidated by the small stitches or thin yarn, or didn't have the money - this one is for you! The legwarmers are going to be thicker because these are worked with worsted weight but they still fit snug and warm and are beautiful!!!! 

Don't be intimidated by the cables! I know a lot of you can do this. I have included a TON of pictures and if you need any help with the back post/front post stitches you can use THIS TUTORIAL that I posted a couple days ago. I would say that an advanced beginner/early intermediate crocheter could master these. PLEASE let me know if you have any questions! Here, in the comments, Facebook and Instagram are the best places to contact me.


Cables of Love Legwarmers
This pattern has been sold to All Free Crochet. You can find it HERE.

If you like this pattern you might also like my Ear Warmer Headband With a Twist.

76 comments:

  1. These are the best leg warmers I have ever seen!!! Love them

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    1. Nice Legwarmers but not a very print friendly pattern, 6 pages later & wasted ink , maybe it should be simplified.

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    2. absolutely! I already know how to crochet. I don't need your pictures-I'll be skipping this one

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    3. Wow two rude people on someone else's post? Sorry that these two did that if they had used "Print Friendly" they could have skipped the pics!

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    4. PS I snagged the patt. over on allfreecrochet!!!! thanks !

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    5. Thanks Melissa! I hope you enjoy the pattern and have fun!

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    6. I actually appreciate the pictures~ Sadly, AllFreeCrochet has them at such a small resolution that it's difficult to distinguish some of the stitches. You did a great job on this pattern, the tutorial, and the pictures! I'm really excited to make it :)

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    7. I hope you can figure it out. I'm sorry, I don't own the rights to post those pictures again. Have fun making them!!

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  2. wow wow wow... these are, by far, the nicest legwarmers I have seen! I must try. Wish I was at home so I could start right now!

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    1. Haha, thanks! I hope you enjoy the pattern! :D

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  3. Thanks for the share. The cables look fantastic! So effective.
    Thanks for linking at Crochet Addict UK

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  4. Now these are just tooo cute for words! Love love love them!!

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  5. cute and perfect Christmas gifts ^_^

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  6. I just LOVE these! They are the most fantastic leg warmer's I have ever seen! I also think they would make great arm warmers! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. Beautiful leg warmers. The stitch pattern can be adapted to a bigger project too. Thanks.

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  8. Definitely the sexiest thing on legs! {grin}
    I've saved the pattern as these will be perfect for my daughter :)

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  9. Thanks everyone! I'm so glad that you are all enjoying the pattern so much!!!

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  10. These are so cute and I think my grandaughters would love them. love Carol

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  11. Beautiful, my sister would love to have a longer pair...to go over her knees and not have to deal with the laces. I'm thinking make them long enough and then making ribbing in the back, with an increase beginning at calf height. Do you think that would work??

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    1. I think it would work great! Good luck, I would to love them when they are done!!

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  12. nice post here
    i also love your style of blogging here on stringwithstyle.blogspot.com :)
    you see, there are 2 blogs that i've found so far to be very helpful and have something interesting for me whenever i visit, this one and http://danieluyi.com
    Keep it up. I will be visiting again.

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  13. I sooo love these. I am going to make them as soon as I have a break in special orders. Beautiful!!

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  14. Thanks everyone! Makes my day to know that people are enjoying my hard work in putting these patterns together. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!

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  15. Is there any way that you can make them larger than the 13 inches? I used to be heavier than I am now and my calves are about 15in. Any suggestions?

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    1. Start with a base chain of 53. Should give you just one more cable and an extra inch and a half. You might have a slightly bigger gap in the back but they should come out ok. Good luck! Let me know how it goes. I'd be happy to help however I can. :)

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    2. Thank you for your prompt response! I will take note of that. I'm guessing I could continue to add the same amount of additional stitches for more inches in width for us curvy ladies? I will definitely let you know how it goes!

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    3. Yep! You absolutely could! :D I'm excited for the feedback!!

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  16. Love these! I'm new to cables but totally willing to learn for these! has anyone tried using ribbon for the back? I think I would like them better with ribbon ties. :)

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    1. I think ribbon would be LOVELY! Do it!!!!!! :D

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    2. I totally will when I figure them out! :P row 3 has me a bit confused. my first two bpdc don't match up with row 2 fpdc. In your photos they seem like they should. although I could be mistaken. I'm also having trouble visualizing how to bpdc around the cables. is there a specific name for this type of cabling? I've done some Googling and found tons of videos but none that were quite like this. :)

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    3. They should line up. Your post stitches are always going to be worked around each other. Your beginning ch 2 counts as a dc stitch, dc in the next st (the st right before the post stitches of the first cable). Next you will complete the 2 bpdcs, dc, and 2 bpdc. Dc in next two st. Now you're going to do the 2 bpdcs, dc, 2 bpdcs again. You may need to stretch your cable out to see all the fptcs clearly. Sometimes the first set of fptcs hide behind the second set. Let me know if any of that helps or doesn't. :)

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    4. I don't know of any videos, sorry. I want to get to the point where I am making videos but right now you would either hear my kids asking for granola bars and cheetos in the background or they would be very badly lit because I would be doing them late at night. Hopefully I'll get it figured out soon. I'd love to offer videos!

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    5. Oh gosh! Duh! Thank you! I don't know how I missed that! okay, so now that I got that... am I doing the bpdc around the cable stitches in the same order as the actual cable stitch? or just the two closest to the hook, dc and then the next two? And I totally understand about the videos. Nap times are reserved for cleaning around here. And by the end of the day I just want to go to sleep! Thanks for all your help! I will make these if it kills me!

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    6. Haha, no worries! You are going to work the first two bpdcs around the last two fptcs worked, the ones that cross in front of the cable when looking at the right side. You'll get 'em. Just keep at it and ask if you have any more questions. :D I can't wait to see the ribbon!!!!

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    7. Ohmygosh! I've got it!! You are awesome! I can't wait to get them finished! Thanks for your super fast and easy to understand replies!

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    8. You're very welcome! I'm glad they were helpful. I hope the rest goes smoothly for you.

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  17. I'm trying out this pattern because some of my friends over on g+ are having issues with R5 and 6 but I'm thinking these would make a really nice surprise Christmas gift for my DIL. IF I can pull them off .. pun intended. =D

    So, I'm not really great with written patterns so I usually do a diagram of the harder ones for me to see the pattern and stitch placement more clearly.

    I started with a small problem on R1 in that you say that after chaining 39 one should have 37 sts but I get 36. Usually not a biggie, right?

    But then, when I began to draw in the stitches for R3, I found that the bpdc's don't line up with the previous row's fptc's so I end up with a mess.

    I can only see 2 possible solutions for this and that's to either have that "next st" a bpdc, the next the same, then 2 dc's and 2 bpdc's and a single dc after those, and so on, OR to do 2 dc's after the turning chain and work from there.

    I've not done the other starting chain counts. However, in this case the issues with the following rows would just get worse.

    My brain is so confused. I've ripped back this project 3 times before diagramming it, thinking I was doing something really wrong until I drew it. Is there something I'm missing? I'd really appreciate some help, for myself but also my friends over on g+ who perhaps are too embarassed to post here.

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    1. I'm sorry people are confused with this. On row 1 are you counting the ch 3 as a st?
      Row 3 has been confusing to a few other people and there is a pretty detailed description just a couple comments up of how to complete this row. Make sure you are stretching out your cable to find the first set of fptcs that tend to hide behind the second set that cross in front. Make sure that your post stitches are always being worked into each other. And once you get to row 2, row 2 and each row after, the ch 2 at the beginning counts as a st. There is a notes section at the beginning of the pattern that I highly recommend everyone read through. Now that I have had 3 questions about row 3 I will add some of this that isn't already mentioned to that section. I didn't know that so many people were having challenges with row 3. Let me know if any of that is helpful. Please look for that other comment in the reply section just above these comments. It is more detailed. Good luck!!!

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  18. Your question abt the 3ch turn counting as a stitch was spot on! As Anonymous abv exclaimed: "Duh!" was mine too! Now the bpdc's work out perfectly for the 2nd row. Just as a thanks for the pattern AND the help, can I e-mail the diagram to you when I'm done? I know that a lot of times, when a pattern is on the fence for me, whether or not I feel it's worth the effort, the deciding factor is whether or not it's written or diagramed. Maybe more hookers would be willing to try this if there was a diagram? I do my crocheting for the love of hooking and love to encourage others to try so the pattern is yours, no strings attached, if you want it.

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    1. Oh good!!! I am so glad that it is working out for you now! :D Yay!!!!! I draw up charts all the time to work from but I've never tried to upload one to my patterns. I might have to consider that. I would be very interested as to what type of chart would be helpful to you. If you are willing to please send one over to me when you are done. I would love to see it! If I were to use it I would most certainly credit you for it! (stringwithstyle(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  20. How do I send you a pic of my chart? To your e-mail?

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    1. Yeah to my e-mail is perfect. Did you not get my response from the last one you sent me? Sorry! Please send this one I'd really like to see it.

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    2. Yeah to my e-mail is perfect. Did you not get my response from the last one you sent me? Sorry! Please send this one I'd really like to see it.

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  21. For some reason your response didn't appear until after I'd deleted my comment abt my chart being off. It's fixed so I'll send it to you this weekend. I SO appreciate all your help!

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    1. Huh, strange... well at any rate, you're welcome! I'm really excited to see it. :)

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  22. this is so cute. it would be nice if you would put a printer friendly button.

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    1. Thank you so much! That is something I am looking into. I'm hoping to have it set up by the end of the week. :)

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  23. I think these are SO adorable!! I think they would look great as leggings, have you tried adapting the pattern? I don't crochet so I don't know all the questions to ask and I'm trying to find a pattern for my mom so she can make me a pair, so if these are adaptable or if you have any ideas on how to adapt them then these are PERFECT! :)

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    1. Thank you! Now, just so that I answer your question correctly, when you say leggings can you be more specific for me? Describe for me exactly what you are looking for. I'll try to help if I can.

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    2. Like regular leggings, with an elastic waist (or crocheted, in this case) that would go all the way down the leg instead of being on just the calf.

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    3. Oh goodness!!! I'm really sorry but I don't have the time necessary to take on a project like that. I think this would be a great look for a pair but I have 4 patterns I'm working on getting out before Christmas, plus other gifts. I just don't have the time to dedicate to convert this one into full leggings. I'm so sorry!!

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  24. It's ok, I understand it's quite an endeavor!! If my mom manages to do it, I'll have her share with you and I'll send you pictures!!

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    1. I would LOOOOVE to see them!! Good luck to her!! :D

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  25. Would you happen to have a short video

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  26. Your legwarmers are awesome! Unfortunately, even after reading all the directions, comments, and clarifications, I cannot get through row 3. I have been crocheting for over forty years, so I feel really dumb right now.

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    1. I wish there was one trick I could say that would fix it for everyone. There are no increases or decreases. There are the same number of stitches each row, they are just worked in a different order on the front side. Perhaps if you were to use stitch markers around each st so that you can better identify them from the back. I really want to get a video made up but with two little kids running around I haven't been able to find enough quiet time with good lighting to make one. :\
      Good luck!

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  27. Hi BreeAnna,
    It took me all day, but I have one gorgeous legwarmer. I am so thrilled. I figured out the problem, but I'm not sure I can explain it well enough to help any one. I think my cable stitches were too tight, and when I went to the next row to back post, I kept mixing up the order of the stitches. Once I caught on, it went rather quickly. Thank you for the pattern.

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  28. I want something warmer, but I love the cable stitch (looks like they're knitted). How can I adjust the pattern so I can close the gap and make them solid? P.S. I need to make several pairs for Christmas. Thanks!

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    1. I have included a gauge in the pattern that can be used to calculate full legwarmers if you have a leg measurement and know how to adjust stitches. I don't currently have a pattern for full closed legwarmers with cables. Sorry!

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  29. BreeAnna, Thank you for sharing these beautiful legwarmers. I am, however, having a difficult time reading the sequencing of stitches and the order in which they are done shown in the first picture immediately after Row 2. I have tried enlarging it but the "printing" is too pale and too small for me to properly read it. Is there any way this information could be printed under the picture, possibly as follows: Fptc (2) fptc (__) ????? FPTC (__) FPTC (4). I know my three granddaughters would really love these. Thank you for your help.

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    1. I'm sorry for the delay in response. We all got sick here after the new year and I haven't been checking in on the blog. The first picture states the stitches should be worked in the following order FPTC, FPTC, DC (behind fptc's just worked), FPTC, FPTC.
      Please use the pictures following the one you have questioned and the written description to make sure that your stitches land in the correct place.
      Good luck. :D

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  30. This is my second time seeing these, I thought there was no way I could do them. Well I'm really into making boot cuffs right now so I decided to give them a try. I got to row 4 and realized I was not doing the bpdc correctly. But I've had no other problems reading or working the pattern since. These are great &
    all the pictures really, really helped! Thanks!
    BTW printer friendly or not, 6 pages or 1 you
    did great explaining the pattern the first time. I think they may not be reading the pattern
    carefully or visualizing the outcome of the
    stitches as they go... anyway Thanks again. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind compliments! I am currently working on a way to get the printing down to fewer pages. I am terrible at HTML though so it is taking me a while. I am glad that you were able to make these without difficulty. I really hope you enjoy them! Thank you again and Happy New Year to you!

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  31. I’d like to feature your pattern in a free pattern roundup on Moogly! This would include the photo and a link, but not the pattern itself. Hope that’s alright - let me know if you’d rather not be included. :)

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    1. I would love it! Thanks so much!!! Share away! :D

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  32. Awesome, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern!!! Keep up the great looking work!!! <3

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  33. I want more and more articles and blogs please post soon such informative information. baby leg warmers

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  34. I just got some awesome photos back from my photographer's and wanted to share them:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/161880981/leg-warmers-cables-of-love-made-to-order

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  35. Amazingly smart and different leg warmers. Think I'll give myself a treat and crochet a set. Again, many thanks for sharing your talent, <3 !!!

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