View Full Version : It's gettin chilly! Legwarmers anyone?

10-16-2006, 06:28 PM
So I suddenly have the urge to make my own since I've seen them in stores a lot lately.. if anyone has any pictures or wanna start with me, we can discuss how to go about this.

10-16-2006, 07:11 PM
I'm in! I promised myself to make them after I finished the two scarfs I have on my needles, but now I'm too tempted.

I've never knit anything round before, so leg warmers are the perfect project to learn.

10-16-2006, 07:21 PM
Legwarmers are a GREAT idea for our October Challenge KAL!!!! Click on the link in my signature to go to the thread!!!

10-17-2006, 09:21 AM
I'm planning on it for the Oct Kal.. as soon as I get time to do them :rofl: gonna try to work my lil girl up a pair too :happydance:

10-17-2006, 11:03 AM
I made these a while ago out of microspun

10-17-2006, 01:47 PM
ooo Femmy those are cool! Do you have a pattern?

10-17-2006, 02:52 PM
I've never done a KAL before. I would really like to do this for my daughter though and I need a new project.

10-17-2006, 03:36 PM
Wow love those arm/leg warmers! They look great! After legwarmers, I plan on making matching armwarmers as well! I'm finishing off a scarf right now as well, so I'll wait til everyone is ready to do this.

10-19-2006, 11:44 AM
ooo Femmy those are cool! Do you have a pattern?

Nope. I just sorta co and started knitting. I geuss I could sit down and write one if needed. It might not be exactly the smae but I think I could get close enough.

10-19-2006, 01:36 PM
Those are beautiful. My 4 year old has a fat foot though and I think that if I added any more bulk, I wouldn't get her shoe on! I found this site http://www.cara4webshopping.com/cara_free/legwarm.htm that I think I will use as a starting point. Now to figure out what yarn to use :thinking:

10-20-2006, 01:24 PM
I'd deffinitely be intrested if I had a pattern. :woohoo:

10-20-2006, 10:47 PM
A bunch of patterns are here. :thumbsup: (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/legwarmers.php)

10-20-2006, 11:48 PM
Thanks for the link. I found one I like so i'm in! :cheering: I'm starting them tomorrow on my way up to the Twin Cities. It's our State swim meet tomorrow! I hope we do well.

10-21-2006, 02:33 AM
So, one of these patterns would be perfect, good learning/starting place thanks for all the patterns!! here I go!

10-24-2006, 12:39 AM
Hey, fem, did you just knit a tube and then cast off half the stitches, and then cast them right back on again to get that open heel effect? If so, and even if not, that's genius and I wouldn't have thought of it otherwise. I can't wait to make some legwarmers, but I dont have time this year, :(

11-10-2006, 12:22 PM
I finished the first one. I made it with KP Swish knit with size 8 DPNs. DD picked her own colors so we made it with sunshine, aloe and ballerina. It's very springtime.

I cast on 35 stitches and did 1x1 ribbing for 3 inches at the bottom, stockinette for 5 inches and then 1x1 ribbing for the last 3 inches. I thought I'd messed up and made the top too big because I increased to 50 stitches but it fits pretty well over her pants. It was pretty fun and the first thing that I've ever just "winged".