Time Required :
About an hour
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red heart® soft essentials™ knit purple stripe leg warmers

Step 1
SIZES: 0-12 Months (12-36 Months, Child 3-5 Years)

Leg Warmer width: 6½" (8", 8¾") [16.5 cm (20 cm, 22 cm)].

Leg Warmer length: 6½" (7¾", 8¾") [16.5 cm (19.5 cm, 22 cm)]. 
 
Note: This pattern is written in two versions. One version is knit flat then seamed. The second version is knit in the round. 
Step 2
LEG WARMERS (Flat Version) (Make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 24 (30, 34) sts.

Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
 
Continue working K1 P1 ribbing until piece measures 1 (1, 1¼)" [2.5 (2.5, 3) cm].
 
Change to larger needles.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: Purl across.
 
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 5½" (6¾", 7½") [14 cm (17 cm, 19 cm)], ending on a wrong side row.
 
Change to smaller needles.

Next row: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
 
Continue working K1 P1 ribbing until piece measures 6½" (7¾", 8¾") [16.5 cm (19.5 cm, 22 cm)], ending on a wrong side row.
 
Bind off loosely in K1 P1 ribbing.
 
FINISHING
 
With yarn needle, seam leg warmers using mattress stitch. Weave in loose ends.  
Step 3
LEG WARMERS (In the Round Version) (Make 2)
 
With smaller double pointed needles, cast on 24 (30, 34) sts. Divide sts evenly over 3 double pointed needles.
 
Join into the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker at the beginning of the round.
 
Round 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * around.
 
Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 1" (1", 1¼") [2.5 cm (2.5 cm, 3 cm)].
 
Switch to larger double pointed needles.
 
Next round: Knit around.
 
Repeat this round, knitting every round, until piece measures 5½" (6¾", 7½") [14 cm (17 cm, 19 cm)].
 
Change to smaller double pointed needles.
 
Next round: *K1, P1; repeat from * around.
 
Repeat this round until piece measures 6½" (7¾", 8¾") [16.5 cm (19.5 cm, 22 cm)].
 
Bind off loosely in K1 P1 ribbing.
 
FINISHING
With yarn needle, weave in loose ends. 
Step 4
ABBREVIATIONS:
K = Knit
Mm = Millimeters
P = Purl
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette Stitch
* or ** = Repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
 
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