Flashdance Baby Leg Warmers

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Approximate yards: 175 fingering weight yarn.  I used left over sock-patterned yarn.  It stripes up nicely.

Double point needles, size 2.  I have a really tight hold.  Circular, it’s about 8 stitches to 1 inch.  For a looser hold, you might want to use size 1.
Size:  I knit these my baby’s first Christmas.  She was two months old.  They covered her legs and toes, or stayed up, albeit bunchy, on her infant legs.  Now, she’s a long legged sixteen month old.  When she’s in the carrier or backpack, these keep her ankles and calves warm when her pants bunch up. They also look great under a dress.  Best part?  They never slip.

Abbreviations:
k (knit)
CO (cast on)
p (purl)
st (stitch), sts (stitches)
inhs (inches)
ssk (slip 1 st as if to knit, slip 1 as if to p, slip the tip of the left needle into the fronts of these sts and k them)
sl (slip a st from the left needle to the right needle without knitting it)
tog (together)
cm (centimeters)
inc (increase by knitting into the front and back of a stitch)
CO 32 stitches.
Repeat {k 1, p 1} [ribbing pattern] for 2 inhs.
k in stockinette stitch for 2 cm.
Repeat {k 5, inc 1} for round.  38 stitches total.
k for 2 cm.
Repeat {k 6, inc 1} for round.  44 stitches total.
k until warmer measures 6 cm.
Repeat {k 7, inc 1} for round.  51 stitches total.
k until warmer measures 10 cm.
Repeat {k 8, inc 1} for round.  59 stitches total.
k until warmer measures 14 cm.
Repeat {k 9, inc 1} for round.  65 stitches total.
k until warmer measures 16 cm.
Repeat {k 2, p 2} [ribbing pattern] for 2 inhs.
Repeat {k 1, p 1} [ribbing pattern] for 1 cm.

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