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I'm knitting some baby legwarmers: can you help?

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isaidno Thu 04-Sep-08 12:31:26

I've got some leftover wool and want to try making some legwarmers.

I am going to do a couple of cm of rib, then stocking stitch, then rib at the top.

The wool is dk; how many stitiches do you think I need to cast on? DD is 3 mths.

FabioFlangeCat Thu 04-Sep-08 12:33:40

make sure there's enough wool left for a matching sweat band

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isaidno Thu 04-Sep-08 12:34:50

lol smile

bundle Thu 04-Sep-08 12:37:17

have you got enough for these?

HensMum Thu 04-Sep-08 12:39:10

Knit a swatch and work out how many stitches you get to the inch. Then measure your DD's leg and multiply up.
So, if you get 10 sts to the inch and DD's leg is 3", you'll need to cast on 30sts. I've pulled all those numbers out of the air, by the way, so don't rely on them!

bundle Thu 04-Sep-08 12:42:54

do allow for negative ease aka stretch

isaidno Thu 04-Sep-08 17:13:34

thanks, with some trial and error I have decided on 30 stitches on 3 3/4 mm needles. I guess I can always thread with some elastic if they give too much.

meebles Sat 06-Sep-08 10:00:01

Make sure you do the rib on smaller needles - I made some similar leg warmers and didn't. They keep on falling down!

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