Monday, March 23, 2009

Eveie Peasy Baby Leg Warmers - Free Pattern

Eveie Peasy by Stephanie Nericcio

Super Easy Baby Legwarmers. As a new mom I want all the cool trendy things for my daughter, and I want them now! She’s 2 months old and doesn’t fit into anything, everything is so big. I sat down one day between feedings and baths, grabbed the needles and went to town.

The product was these adorable self striping leg warmers. They are perfect addition to any winter wardrobe, they stop drafts from going up the legs of pants, keeps legs warm when changing and look super cute. They are easy to knit and can be finished in a nap time or two.

This pattern will stretch to fit a 9 inch thigh at mid-thigh. In most cases, according to the average range growth chart for babies, these will fit babies up to 9-12 months, without adjusting the cast on figures. As the baby gets bigger (at the thigh) the warmer will become more snug, which works out great because the babe will become more mobile and the warmers will stay in place better.

Grab your double pointed needles and knit these up for a shower or holiday gift for the little one in your life.

0-3month[3-6, 6-9, 9-12](shown in size 0-3month)

Length: 6.5[7.25, 8, 8.5] inches

[MC] The Plymouth Italian Collection Sockotta [45% Cotton, 40% Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon; 414 yds per 100g skein]; color: 5616; 1 skein
1 set US #2/2.75mm double-point needles
1 set US #4/3.5mm double-point needles notions required
tapestry needleGAUGE
24 sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Using #2 dpn CO 36 sts
Divide sts evenly onto needles

Work 10 rnds *K2P1* ribbing
Switch to #4 dpn
Work in St st until piece measures 5[5.75, 6.5, 7] inches
Work 10 rnds *K2P1* ribbing

BO by K2, *insert left needle into the front of the 2 sts on the right needle and K2to tbl - 1 st remains on right needle. K1*
Cont until all sts have been BO
Weave in end

Additional Comments on the pattern: I knit and wrote this when she was 2 months, she's now 9 months and still wearing them, they are just getting a little short because they were only knit for a 0-3 month old.

Any questions, please contact me. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Felt Food - My Peeps are here - Free Pattern

My new obsession is felt food for my daughter to play with. Right now I'm working on an Easter Basket filled with felt goodies instead of sugary ones. So far, my collection includes a Chocolate Bunny made from the kit purchased at Lilly Bean Market, a couple wrapped candies, a bunny cookie w/ frosting, a jelly bean and marshmallow Peeps.
I love marshmallow Peeps and really wanted to share the fun chicks with my baby. I think they came out pretty cute and I offering my pattern for free for everyone to make these chicks for the holiday.
The pattern is set up in a pdf file and you can get it here

I hope you enjoy it and I'd love to see your creations