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

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, XL
15 (18, 21, 24) in. (36 (46, 53.5, 61) cm) circumference at upper edge
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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)


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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.

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.


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.


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

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
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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