I knit my two year old daughter some legwarmers. The pattern was easy and the whole job took me 2.5 hours, start to finish. If you can find something good on TV and can teach yourself how to knit and purl, you can do it, considering the fact that I am very average, but very eager knitter. I chose the somewhat expensive, but warm and gorgeous Cascade 220 Superwash Paints yarn for the project. After finishing the legwarmers, i have enough left of one hank of yarn to knit my baby a hat, too.
You can choose any yarn you’d like. If you are choosing very thick yarn, you’d need thicker needles, too.
Each legwarmer measures about 10 inches in length. These legwarmers should fit little girls anywhere from 18 months-old to 4 year old, depending on if you want to fold the tops down or not.
Girls’ Knit Legwarmers Pattern
16 inch US size 5 circular knitting needles
Yarn of your choice
Cast on 34 stitches.
Knit 10 rows of 1 x 1 ribbing (knit one, purl one)
Next you will knit one row and purl one row for the next 50 rows.
The last 10 rows you will do 1 x 1 ribbing again (knit one, purl one)
Cast off loosely in knit stitch.
Use your scissors to cut off an 8-10 inch tail. Then with your tapestry needle, weave in the end of your yarn for a few stitches before cutting off your tail completely.