February 21, 2014

Bumps On The Road Child Leg Warmers

My daughter helped to design and name these leg warmers. 

You will need:

The Authentic Board Sock Loom 2 
Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (4) 
To know the Rib Stitch (click here for video) and Seed Stitch (click here for video)

 To begin configure the loom as so:

30 pegs are needed in a round. 

  • Cast On Ewrap Method (or another if you want)
  • Rows 1-6: Rib Stitch
  • Rows 7-10: Seed Stitch
  • Rows 11-14: Knit (e wrap method was used)
  • Rows 15-18: Seed Stitch
  • Rows 19-22: Knit (e wrap was used)
  • Rows 23-26: Seed Stitch
  • Rows 27-30: Knit (e wrap was used)
  • Rows 31-34: Seed Stitch
  • Rows 35- 59: Knit (e wrap was used)
  • Rows 60-66: Rib Stitch
  • Row 67: Knit (e wrap was used)
  • Cast Off: Crochet with 2 chains in between. (You may need to adjust to just one chain depending on the child. My daughter wanted them a little loose at the top.)
    • cast off is similar to how I did at the end of this video. (Go to min 22:40 when I start to take it off the loom)
  • Weave in any loose ends
  • Try on child before beginning the next to check fit. 
Note:  My daughter is 6 1/2 years old.  Leg warmers were roughly 11 inches long. The biggest part of my daughter's leg was 9 inches around and there was still a little room. By using this loom you can easily adjust for a smaller or bigger child.