Simple Knit Leg Warmers
A Design from Liz @PurlsAndPixels
I’ve been aching to make myself a pair of classic leg warmers for quite some time now. Lots of other projects put this little gem on the back burner for a while. Knitting for other people seems to be so much easier than knitting for yourself. But, I’ve finally finished, and I’ll share my pattern with you in my shop and on Etsy.
How I Designed this Pattern
I wanted to make myself a pair of cozy legwarmers to wear with my leggings because, although they are super comfy for my lazy mommy self, leggings can get chilly on cold days. My leg warmers needed to be long enough to stretch from the top of my calf and be pulled over my heel when I wore them around the house to keep my chilly feet cozy. But, I didn’t want them to be so bulky that I couldn’t wear them under boots.
When I think of leg warmers, I think of two things: ballet and the 1980s. I designed my leg warmers with this in mind. I chose a basic stockinette knitting stitch to keep the leg warmers simple and not too busy. For yarn, I choose Caron Simply Soft in vibrant, solid colors because the cheerful minimalist look reminds me of ballerinas and ’80’s aerobics outfits. These would also be adorable if they were made in a variegated or self-striping yarn.
After I made my pair of simple knit leg warmers in Robin’s Egg Blue, I decided to make a pair in every size. I’ve written and posted the knitting pattern for these in both my store on this website, and on Etsy, so you can make leg warmers for everyone you love, too.
Get my Simple Knit Leg Warmer Pattern
If you are ready to knit your own pair of leg warmers, you can order and download a PDF version of my simple knit leg warmer pattern from my Shop. When you order at purlsandpixels.com, you’ll checkout via Amazon’s secure checkout system, using your existing Amazon account.
This pattern is also available on Etsy.
Find it on Ravelry here, so you can save it in your pattern queue.