lil’’ LEGwarmers

By Annie Skarphol @ Knitted Fresh Daily

I knitted these leg warmers for my eight year old daughter to go with her Easter outfit. She loved wearing them and is asking for more. She loves wearing skirts but hates being Cold. It’s a perfect marriage  especially in Minnesota.

Materials Berroco Comfort Knitting Worsted Weight
(50% Super Fine Nylon, 50% Super Fine Acrylic)

These were knitted from the bottom up.

3.5 oz – 100 g / 210 yds 1 skein
(I used Yellow 9712)

To begin: Cast on 40 stitches and join into the round being careful not to twist. Place marker. Knit in 1 x 1 rib [K1, P1] until it measures 1” from cast on edge. Begin stockinette stitch until piece measures 11” from cast on edge. Begin 2 x 2 rib [K2, P2] for 27 rounds. Ruffle edge increase: Knit into the front and back of every stitch on the first round. (80 stitches) Knit 2 more rounds (or purl 2 more rounds if you would rather have the stockinette stitch showing on the folded ruffle) Bind off. Weave in ends. Flowers: Make 2 flowers with white and attach to ruffle. Use any flower pattern you like or sew some buttons instead.

Scrap yarn for flower if desired
(I used white)

12” US 7 Addi Turbo needle or 4 double pointed needles Gauge 20 sts/27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch Dimensions Length 15 1/2” Diameter 4 ¼”
(This was based on the measurements of my daughter’s legs. At the widest part of her calf was 9 ½” and from the bottom of her knee to her ankle was 10”)

Pattern Notes When I completed the leg warmers I only had about 3 ½ yards left so you might want to adjust the pattern to make sure you have enough yarn. The flowers on the leg warmers are from Nicky Epstein’s pattern Les Fleurs from her Knitted Flowers book.

That’s it! Any questions or oopsies you see feel free to contact me: Email: annieskarphol@comcast.net Blog: www.anniesmarket.blogspot.com