The hand knitted leg warmers for a baby are a genius idea! Babies who are starting to crawl can wear gorgeous bright hued leg warmers and protect their soft knees. Changing diapers on a onesie is easy peasy wearing these snugly fit leg warmers.
Put on a pair of pants and socks before putting on the leg warmers when you take your baby for a walk so as not to get cold ankles.
Knitting these is super easy and you can alter the pattern as per your baby’s length and weight.
Using any fingering or sock yarn, and with size 2 circular needles and a gauge of one inch for 7-8 stitches, cast on 42 stitches. Join to work in the round. Knit 1, purl 1 and work the ribbing for 5 rounds. Then continue in stockinette stitch till the leg warmers are 25 cm long. Work the knit1, purl 1 ribbing again for 5 rounds. Bind off using the Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off for a stretchy edge.
Add elastic to your leg warmers if you want them to fit snugly on your baby’s legs.