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!!!

3 comments: said...

I just found your blog via the adorable Peeps. I'm so glad I did-there is so much tutorial goodness going on here! I'll be linking to you if you don't mind!

Unknown said...

I'm pretty hopeless at anything resembling a pattern; do I need to purl for the ribbing, or can I do straight knit stitch for the entire leg warmer? Does the ribbing help them stay on better? These are adorable; thank you for the pattern and help. (I'm hoping to use them as a gift.)

Halo G said...

she's wearing gDiapers isn't she? we love them!

thanks for the pattern. my little girl is almost 18 mos, and i've always had a terrible time getting tights to fit her thighs. i've got a few pairs of leg warmers but i really want to make some myself. this looks like a great, simple pattern. i can't wait to get started! (i'll probably just add some rounds to make them the right length.)