Sunday, 19 February 2012

Crofter Legwarmers... how to

2nd pair of legwarmers done.  Much better than the last lot.  Used some gorgeous Baby Crofter yarn by Sirdar.  It is really lovely for an acrylic/nylon blend.  Little Girl's are in colour no. 167. 
Sooo pink and girly
 Since the crofter yarn is self striping I decided to knit the legwarmers in the round.  You could knit them flat and seam them if you really want to.....

If you are interested in making a pair here's what I did:

  • Cast on 52 stitches on 3.25 needles.
  • Knit 18 rounds in K2 P2 rib
  • Switch to 4mm needles and knit for approx 7 inches (not including ribbing)
  • Switch to 3.25 needles and rib for 18 rounds.
  • Cast off in rib LOOSELY
Looking good on!

Note: If your little one has chunkier/skinnier legs then increase or decrease stitches in sets of 4 accordingly.  I probably could have gone to 52 stitches for an improved fit.

Happy knitting

Cast on another pair for Big Girl. Also using Sirdar Baby Crofter, colour 162 this time. She is a bit taller so there is 8 inches of plain knitting between the ribs.  Cast on the same number of stitches as for Little Girls as she is a skinny thing. Also added a couple of extra rows of ribbing to make 20 rounds at each end.  One down one to go. 

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