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Woman's legging

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You deserve something warm for yourself! This pattern comes from the Woolco Knitting & Crocheting Manual, 1916 (Yes, it was published by the F.W. Woolworth Co.)

Needles: One pair No. 3 needles

Cast on 72 stitches

Knit 2, purl 2 for 9 rows

On the 10th row, make holes for rubber.

Knit 22 rows more, knit 2, purl 2.

From now on, knit plain forward and back.

Knit 8 rows.

To shape the knee - Knit 43 stitches; turn, knit 14 stitiches; turn, knit 15 stitches; turn, knit 16 stitches; turn, knit 17 stitches; turn.

Continue adding one stitch in this way until all the stitches at each end of the needle are used.

Knit 20 rows plain.

Narrow 1 stitch at each end of the needle, every 3d row, 9 times.

Knit 4 rows plain.

Knit 2, purl 2, for 27 rows.

Gusset - (Knit all the widening stitches plain; the others, 2 plain, 2 purl.)

Knit 12 stitches; at the 13th stitch widen 1 stitch; also widen one stitch at the 28th stitch.

Knit 3 rows

On the next row widen at the 14th and 29th stitches.

Knit 6 rows.

On the next row widen at the 15th and 30th stitches.

Knit 6 rows.

On the next row widen at the 16th and 31st stitches.

Knit plain forward and back for 5 rows; bind off.

Finish with black elastic.

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