Oh I love, love, LOVE these! As I mentioned in my last post, I was working on a pair of rainbow baby legwarmers. They have since found a home with my friend’s daughter for her first birthday. I really, really wanted to keep them, but I had made them long and skinny on purpose, far too long and skinny for Wesley’s chubby legs, but look how cute they are!
These took a lot more time than Violet’s legwarmers for a couple of reasons. I used much skinnier yarn, smaller needles, and thus needed more stitches. Still, they are just as easy and straightforward as the first pair.
I used Knit Picks Felici Fingering Weight Yarn in their Rainbow colorway. I am seriously tempted to buy more of this color and to buy it in bulk. It’s so bright, cheerful, and happy. Life really doesn’t get a whole lot better than something in rainbow-colored yarny goodness. Unless maybe you add in a horse, Pegasus, or unicorn. And maybe a Lisa Frank notebook.
(It could be that I’m just a bit of a girly girl. Or that I’ve regressed to 5th grade.)
If you’d like to make your own version, the pattern is super simple.
Using a fingering weight yarn and size US1 needles, cast on 56 stitches and work in a 2×2 rib for 15 rows. Work stockinette stitch until they are “long enough.” Work the 2×2 rib for another 15 rows and bind off with Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Sewn Bind Off.
Easy as pie.