Ever hear of babylegs? They are little leg warmers for babies.
Aren’t they cute?
I think they are. I’ve found patterns online to make them from a pair of adult socks but I wanted to knit a pair for my friend’s baby boy. I couldn’t find a knitting pattern online so I decided to wing it. I just started but so far this is what I’m planning to do:
- Cast on 50 stitches onto three DPN (size 3).
- Knit 1x1 rib for 5 rows.
- Stockinette stitch for however many inches the baby’s leg is.
- Knit 1x1 rib for 10 rows.
I may tweak it a little after I get started because I was thinking about tapering the bottom of it but it will be hard seeing as how it’s ribbed. We’ll see.
This is what I’ve done so far.
I’m going to make it stripey. I’m not so fond of DPNs but there’s no way around them for this project. Although, my aunt did come up with a technique called, “The Magic Loop” that involves a 40 inch circular needle but 1. I don’t have a 40 inch circular needle (I haven’t seen them in stores, only online) and 2. I’ve never tried it before and I’m kind of afraid to try it (shhh…don’t tell my aunt!). Someday. Just not today.
Stay tuned to see how they progress.