Tuesday, March 25, 2008

little leg warmers

these adorable little leg warmers are great for Spring! wear them with skirts or over pants. any worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern~ i recommend using something that will wash well. the pair in the photo were knit with alternating stripes of alpine cotton and lion brand organic cotton (i was stash burning!)

material needed:

3.5 ounces/ 100 grams worsted weight yarn
size 7 double pointed needles~ set of 4
elastic thread (any color as it will not be seen)
2 pretty little buttons
tapestry needle

children's sizes 2 (4) (6) (8)

measure your child's leg from just below the knee to just below the ankle bone. this will be the length of your finished leg warmer.

cast on 30 (32) (34) (36) stitches and divide evenly between 3 needles. join and begin knitting in round in 1 x 1 rib pattern until you reach your child's leg measurement. knit the next 3 rows holding the elastic thread with your yarn, continuing the 1 x 1 rib pattern. continue without the elastic thread for another 1.5 inches.

bind off loosely, weave in ends and fold over the last 1.5 inches you knit and sew on buttons.

drawstring version:

work as directed above until you reach your child's leg measurement then bind off loosely. make a single crochet drawstring as long as you would like and thread through your leg warmer approx. 1.5 inches from the top. this is cute tied in the front or on the side!


sweetp said...

Very cool. Will add them to my long to do list :)

Rachel said...

I love your pattern! Thanks for sharing it with us! I hope you don't mind but I linked you and your pattern in my blog.

sophieandmomma said...

Thank you so much for the pattern!

Thank you too for putting up some prizes for the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway! I am hoping I win this one! :)