Wednesday, November 18, 2009

super simple little legwarmers

After making my other legwarmer pattern for my own babe, I thought it would be nice if they could be slightly more versatile and stretch and grow with the little one. So I have super duper simplified the pattern and this version goes a little something like this...Materials

Yarn: Needlefood sock yarn - color is red hot chocolate (other finger weight yarn will work, but might not be as cute ;-)
1 hank is enough to make a few pairs
Needles: 3.25 mm circular (I've also used a 2.75 mm and 3 mm to make these with the same success)

Size: This pattern is a stretchy rib and will grow with the little one. Designed to fit a newborn (the whole length of the leg) and then as the baby grows they eventually will fit more like legwarmers (knee to ankle).

Pattern notes: I prefer to work the magic loop method when knitting in the round (on small items like this), but if you would rather work with double points or the 2 circular needle method, it is easily transferable.
I learned how to use the magic loop method from here, but knitting help has a video too.


Cast on 40 stitches
Knit 2x2 rib for 10 inches
Cast off loosely

Make second exactly the same

Yup that's it! Little embarrassing to call it a pattern, but it's so sweet and effective I thought I would share. Add stripes for a cute variation. Makes a great gift too!

This pattern is also available as a free ravelry download.

Look at those little legs wiggle!


Cyndi said...

This is just what I was looking for. It is hard to find ones that will grow a bit with the baby. It is very simple and I will be making several. Thank you for adding this!

I am Cyndiknits on Ravelry.

Mrs. C. said...

I'm taking this pattern and some sock yarn on road trip. I'm knitting for a baby house in Kazakshstan, Join us at "mittens for akkol" on Rav or yahoo groups.

Anonymous said...

this is exactly what i have been looking for thank you so much. this is my first knit project and this is something that i feel that i can not only do but have turn out cute and useful.