Monday, August 11, 2008

baby leg warmers


baby leg warmers, originally uploaded by gradschoolknitter.

I made these up yesterday while having a lazy day to myself... we had some friends of Dr. BF's over on Friday night to watch the repeat broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremonies and one of them mentioned that she saw some leg warmers for babies in a baby store and would love some for her little girl and joked that maybe they could commission me for some. They're getting married at the end of the summer and Dr. BF is attending (I'll be back at school already for meetings and can't go... booooo, especially since it's happening in Nova Scotia), so I'm going to send a couple of pairs along with him for baby Sophia.

Yarn: Koigu KPM
Needles: US2 dpns

Pattern:

CO 36 sts. Divide evenly on 4 needles.

Work 10 rounds of k1p1 ribbing in colour 1
Switch to colour 2, work in st st until measures 6" from cast on edge.
Switch to colour 1, work in k1p1 ribbing for 10 rounds.

Use EZ's sewn bind-off to ensure a stretchy edge.

You can, of course, modify these for bigger or smaller babies by adding or subtracting stitches and length. Of course, I haven't tried these on her and won't really get a chance to do so, but they look like they might fit. She's 8 months but very small for her age.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing your specs.

Tyler and Leah said...

just bought some yarn to make some of these......just thought I would make it up, but your pattern sounds like it would work:0)

Emily said...

Could I use circs instead of dps?

gradschoolknitter said...

Sure, Emily. You can use circs instead of dpns for any pattern in the round, as long as you can get a small enough circ and/or use 2 or magic loop on a really big one!

Anonymous said...

I was looking for easy leg warmers to make up with fingering weight yarn for a charity that I knit for. This pattern is great. Thanks for sharing. Please know that babies recovering from heart surgery are going to be cozy in your leg warmers :)

andrea said...

Andrea February 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Thanks for sharing. The pattern sounds great and looks easy enough to adapt to newborns. I just do not know what "EZ's sewn bind off" is...

gradschoolknitter said...

Hi Andrea,

If you google it (or "Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind-off") you should be able to find instructions. Alternatively, you could just do any bind off that is extra stretchy.