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Color Block Thigh Highs
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70719AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE:
15 (18, 21, 24) in. (36 (46, 53.5, 61) cm) circumference at upper edge

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 4, 2008)
Leg Shaping Rep last 4 rows twice more, then rep Increase Row once.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

620-191 Wool-Ease Yarn: Violet

Rich royal purple


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Dark pine green


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620-197 Wool-Ease Yarn: Burgundy

Rich wine red


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GAUGE:
18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


INSTRUCTIONS



K1, p1 Rib (Even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.



THIGH HIGHS (make 2)
Note: Thigh highs are worked from toe up.
With B, cast on 38 (40, 44, 46) sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 6 rows.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work for 2 in.

(5 cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Heel Slit
Row 1: Bind off 19 (20, 22, 23) sts, k to end.
Row 2: Purl, at end of row cast on 19 (20, 22, 23) sts.
Continue in St st for 1-3/4 in.

(4.5 cm), end with a WS row.
Change to A and knit 1 row.
Next Row: P, place marker after 19 (20, 22, 23) st.
Leg Shaping
Row 1 (Increase Row): K1, M1, knit to marker, slip marker, k1, M1, k to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 7 (9, 12, 15) more times - 54 (60, 70, 78) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures about 14 in.

(35.5 cm) above heel slit, end with a WS row.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Leg Shaping 3 times, then rep Row 1 (increase row) once more - 62 (68, 78, 86) sts.
Change to C, and continue in St st, AT SAME TIME, rep Increase Row every 4 rows 3 (6, 8, 11) more times - 68 (80, 94, 108) sts.
Work even with C until piece measures about 22 in.

(56 cm) above heel slit.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 5 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew seam.

From RS, join yarn with slip stitch at heel slit and work 1 round single crochet evenly around slit.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
M1 = make 1
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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