March 29, 2013

DIY Friday: Knitted Leg Warmers Tutorial

I knitted these leg warmers for my nephew, Zach. For the first few months, Zach lived mainly in onesie but when winter came we had to put pants on him because it was getting cold. It was a love and hate relationship with the pants. We loved all of the different types of pants out there for a 3 months old baby. However, once we put the pants on him, they were bulky looking and the elastic band was not very forgiving. My sister did some research and found out that there was a comfortable alternative to wearing leg warmers!

Knitted Leg Warmer


- One ball of Bernat Softee Baby (color Grey Marl)
- A set of US #6 double pointed needles (set of 5)


Circumference (~7 inches) and length (~8 inches) of baby's leg.


6 stitch = 1 inch in stockinette stitch 


6 stitches x 7 inches = 42 stitches
(Note: subtract 2 stitches because the legging will stretch and working in the round among four needles will put 10 stitch on each needle)


1. Cast on 40 sts.
2. Knit in the round with double pointed needles until desire length.
3. Bind off and weave in ends
(Note: measurements is for baby 3-6 months old)

My sister likes the leg warmer because it won't hurt his tummy. I like the leg warmers because we live in Southern California and it is a great laying piece, easy to take on and off based on the changing weather. I came up with this easy pattern, which you can finish within a weekend based on your knitting skills. You can also make them as warm or cool as you like based on the type of yarn you choose. Let me know if you have tried out this pattern. I would love to see what you have made!

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