Toasty Talus by Clare Devine

Toasty Talus

October 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
53 - 88 yards (48 - 80 m)
Newborn, 3-6 months and 6-12 months
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These colourful legwarmers are a perfect extra layer for your little one during the colder months. They have a nifty little foot stirrup to help them stay put. Especially helpful for wriggly babies and little crawlers.

Using less than 50 grams of aran weight yarn they are a quick and easy knit. Perfect for the fast approaching cold weather or a last minute gift. Available in two styles, slim fit and slouchy fit, these leg warmers are available in three sizes.

The PDF contains two patterns, a slim fitting version and slouchy version.

Size guide

Newborn: 13cm / 5.1”
3-6 months: 15cm / 5.9”
6-12 months: 18cm / 7”

Measurements given are unstretched circumference.



  • 30g (48m / 53yds) to 50g (80m / 88yds) of Colourspun Pure Merino Wool Aran 100% Merino 80m / 88 yds per 50g skein

Needles for working in the round

  • 4mm / US6 (for both styles) 3.5mm / US4 (for slouchy version only)

You can knit your leg warmers from a selection of colours to form a rainbow (slim fit example) or other striped option. You can also use a single skein of variegated or semi-solid yarn (slouch version). This could be a great stash busting project.

This project is perfect for beginners and advanced knitters alike. It would be a useful first project for those wanting to try knitting in the round.

Skills needed

Working in the round (magic loop,
DPNs or two circular needles)
Cast on
Knit and purl stitch
Decreases: K2tog and SSK
Increases: MIR and M1L
Cast off

This pattern has been tech edited by Joeli Caparco

Thank you to my test knitters
63Stella, HelenaPower, Tcluck, Asjav, Ktaboh and Jleblanc5693