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.
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.
Working in the round (magic loop,
DPNs or two circular needles)
Knit and purl stitch
Decreases: K2tog and SSK
Increases: MIR and M1L
This pattern has been tech edited by Joeli Caparco
Thank you to my test knitters
63Stella, HelenaPower, Tcluck, Asjav, Ktaboh and Jleblanc5693