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Monday, 4 April 2011

Manic March!

It has just been crazy round this way just lately! It has been an emotional roller coaster too, what with a funeral, birthdays, holidays and then the discovery of a serious illness in a school teacher. All in all there has not been much knitting happening! I did manage to finish some legwarmers while we were away...just not the ones I blogged about before! They are my own design, nothing spectacular but will give you the pattern anyway! I knitted them plain but they are easy to customise.

So....Easy Peasy Legwarmers....

In Dk weight on 4mm straight needles

To fit a 5 year old
Cast on 46 stitches
K2, P2 ribbing for 12 rows. (this will give you a knit stitch at each end but I seam using mattress stitch giving a neat K2 ridge at the seam)
Stocking stitch for 6 rows
Inc 1 at each end of row (RS, 48st)
Purl row
Inc 1 at each end of row (RS, 50st)
St st for required length (about 9")
Dec 1 at each end of row (48)
Dec 1 at each end of row (46)
St st 6 rows
K2, P2 rib for 12 rows
Cast off

That's it, easy peasy! I hope this works well for you, my little one is pleased as punch with them.

Good Luck

See you soon with some Easter crafts we have been up to
Rea x


  1. Hey, a fellow knitter! Awesome job! Can't wait to see more as I go "back in time" reading posts!

  2. Thankyou, it wont take you long as I am a newbie!

  3. Hi, I like those a lot!
    This might be very obvious but not to me:
    Did you use four needles to knit them around? (I am a newbie too!) thanks, :)

    1. Hi Sabine, no I knitted these on two straight needles and seamed them. Good Luck!