Sunday, February 21, 2016

Legwarmers with Unpredictable Stripes

I have turned a corner with my knitting and am happily, confidently using double-pointed needles. I am knitting socks for Ben!  These legwarmers for Phoebe were key.

I used brown wool yarn that I had in my stash because I wasn't a confident knitter when I started.  I bought this yarn pre-kids when my husband and I took a lovely trip through a West Virginia state park; there were some local goods set up on a table in the hallway of the welcome center.  At that point, I was only laboriously knitting cotton dishcloths, but I bought that brown wool yarn because it was undyed and so satisfyingly nubby.

I actually knit it into a garter stitch scarf for my husband at one point, but it wasn't a success, so I ripped it out and wound it back up into a ball.  But these legwarmers are a success!



I measured Phoebe's legs and just made up the pattern as I went along, making them longer than necessary in the hopes that she can wear them next year.  I did an inch of 2x2 ribbing at the tops and bottoms with stockinette inbetween. The brown seemed too severe, so I added three fuschia stripes to each leg.  They are snuggly warm.

My dear sweet baby girl.


4 comments:

Hazel said...

They're lovely and it is satisfying to use up yarn you already have, especially if you can remember when and where you bought it.

Phoebe's so smiley- my youngest has just been admiring her photo over my shoulder :)

Becky said...

They're great! I think I need to knit myself a pair of leg warmers. This may have inspired me to do that.

jenny_o said...

Such a smiley girl! The legwarmers look so cozy.

Glad I'm not alone in having unused supplies that predate the children. Of course, my "children" are a fair bit older than yours :)

Lana said...

Sweet baby girl! If they are outgrown on her legs she can wear them as arm warmers. Our grandchildren as old as 6 are till wearing their baby legs with short sleeved shirts in the winter.

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