Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby Leg Warmies for Maggie

Friends in North Dakota welcomed a baby daughter, Magdalene Esther Montgomery Schmidt, in mid-October. (Good name, right?) And I thought, what a great opportunity to do some knitting for someone who'll need lots of cold weather clothes! It took awhile to find the perfect project, but finally I came across these striped leg warmers, which should keep Miss Maggie's little knees warm through winter and spring. Since the pattern size was for 9 month olds - 2 year olds, I made one pair as instructed and then followed another knitter's directions for making a tinier size, too. That way one pair should fit her very soon, and the other she'll just have to grow into. (I hear they do that.)

Fellow knitters, I was also directed to these fantastic instructions on how to knit stripes in the round so that it barely shows when you switch colors. Thanks, TECHknitting, for the new technique. That's why you can see a faint spiral on the backs of the turquoise and pink leg warmers below.

I can't wait to get these in the mail!


Angela said...

How many did you cast on for the tiny size? Did you make them shorter as well? I would like to make a newborn size. Thanks!

Jill said...

Here is my Ravelry post on these with the cast on instructions: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jilma/legwarmies There are dozens of other cute examples of people who used this pattern, too!

Angela said...


Jill said...

Glad to help. Happy knitting!