Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby Leg Warmers

I had some of my orange and pink hand dyed yarn left over after knitting the socks, and wanted to knit something small with it. I think baby leg warmers are super cute! They are practical too, as diaper changes are so much easier than if your baby is wearing pants.

I'll share my simple pattern with you.

Size: 8 in around leg and can stretch to a little bigger.

Materials: Fingering weight yarn

Gauge: 8 st/in

Difficulty: Easy

Pattern: Cast on 64 stitches and join in round. I cast on both leg warmers using one long circular needle. I'm also knitting from both ends of the yarn.

K2, P2 *repeat around*
Continue ribbing for 10 rows.
K around, continue for desired length or you are running low on yarn.

K2, P2 rib for 10 rows.

Bind off using the decrease bind off to keep the edge stretchy.

Happy Knitting

Sample Socks

I knit these socks to show off my hand dyed yarn, so people can see how the yarn knits up. If someone wants to buy them, that's cool too. The plan is to bring them to the shop downtown and have them next to my yarn.Here is a close up of the heart pattern on the leg.

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