undercut legwarmers pattern
[flickr id="6797545411" thumbnail="medium" overlay="false" size="medium" group="" align="none"]
It’s no secret that I’m usually about 97 million degrees warmer than everybody else and I’m constantly complaining that it’s too hot wherever I am. (How I lasted in Texas for so long, I’ll never know.) So it’s no surprise that in the winter, I can often be found in a pair of mary janes without any socks. I wish I could be one of those people who can wear handknit socks, but I’m just not.
The trouble with Mary Janes in the winter is that my feet do get a little cold. A stiff breeze will go straight up my pantleg and hoooooo, doggie. Brrrrr.
A few years ago at Target I found some brown cotton spat-type legwarmers that were perfect under my jeans. I could keep my ankles warm and still shake my fist at the kids picking up on 80′s fashion trends. “Legwarmers! Pfffft. You kids don’t know from legwarmers. I would NEVER wear legwarmers again. Let the 80′s die! (And get outta my apple tree!)”
[flickr id="6797546467" thumbnail="medium" overlay="false" size="medium" group="" align="center"]
Safe to say I’ve worn those cotton $4 legwarmers into the ground and this year was the year to replace them. I reverse-engineered the originals, spent an afternoon or two knitting and tada! New knit legwarmers for me! With sparkles, no less.
Want to make your own? I wrote up the pattern, just for you! Behold, the Undercut Legwarmers.
[flickr id="6797547785" thumbnail="medium_640" overlay="true" size="medium_640" group="" align="center"]
And because I know how this is going to go, I’ll answer the question before you ask. The shoes are Fluevogs, the plaid Benatars to be specific.