Every time I think I am running out of things to knit, I get another request or an idea, which is good as I was starting to panic, can't have a evening in without some knitting, its what keeps me awake! I still have Ru's slipover to finish but as I won't see him for another couple of weeks I have plenty of time.
Whilst away last week we spotted a baby in some cute legwarmers and I thought, I can make those, so I played around yesterday and came up with these. I included some little straps to keep socks or shoes on and because I still had some yarn left I made a matching wide headband. Whether Miss J will keep it on remains to be seen, but it will keep her ears warm. The yarn I used was Sirdar Click Aran with wool
If you fancy having a go at some yourself then these will fit approx 12 months.
Cast on 34 stitches on 4.5mm needles. Work 4 rows in 2 x 2 rib, then garter stitch until the work measures 5" (or the length you want), then work 6 rows in 2 x 2 rib and then cast off. For the strap cast on 16 stitches and work 3 rows in garter stitch. Cast off. Sew up the side seam and attach the strap to to shorter rib edge. Make your second on and there you have it a pair of leg warmers. For the headband I just cast on 66 stitches and 2 x 2 rib until it was roughly the size I wanted, cast off loosely. Add a flower or decorate as desired.
I will post a photo of them being worn when I have one.