Pattern! — Cabley Baby Legwarmers

June 28th, 2010

A while back, my cousin asked me if I could make a pair of “super cool legwarmers” for her 1-year-old daughter.  Seeing as how the little legs that would be wearing them are the most adorable chunky things in the whole entire world, I couldn’t say no.  :)  After a bit of experimentation, I finally came up with something super cool enough for Miss Katiebean.  Here is the result:

Super soft merino wool legwarmers with everything the tiny fashionista in your life could ever want.  These legwarmers knit up really quickly in the round, and are a perfect first time cable project.  They’re also great for ambitious beginners!

Just click the button below to download the pattern in PDF format.  Hit up the comments if you have any questions or concerns!


  1. Wow, thanks for the pattern! They’re really cute! :D

    Comment by Sheryl — June 28, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

  2. Thanks for the pattern! I was looking for some little girly leggings to knit up for this fall. I have four year old and two year old girls and can easily see that this could be adapted to their sizes. Thanks for making a pattern so sweet and age appropriate!

    Comment by Phoebe — July 22, 2010 @ 8:52 am

  3. You’re welcome! I hope they turn out great! Thank you for such a lovely comment :)

    Comment by Lindsay — July 22, 2010 @ 10:23 am

  4. These are soo cute – I will bookmark the pattern for future baby showers.

    Isn’t it a pity, though, that we only appreciate chubby legs when they are on babies? lol

    Comment by alison (UK) — July 27, 2010 @ 8:00 am

  5. Ha! It sure is :)

    Comment by Lindsay — July 27, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  6. How can I adjust the pattern to fit my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter, as far as circumferance is concerned?

    Comment by Pam — November 26, 2010 @ 11:42 am

  7. Can we make them to fit a kindergartener so cute my great niece would love them

    Comment by ireney — January 3, 2011 @ 9:58 am

  8. Ireney – Sure! Just measure around her leg to find out how much bigger you need to make them, then add your extra stitches in the stockinette portion. If you need help figuring it out, just let me know :D

    Comment by Lindsay — January 6, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

  9. Hi, I was curious if there was an easy way to down size this pattern? I was hoping for pretty small, like newborn or three months.

    Comment by Lara — January 29, 2011 @ 11:35 am

  10. Lara – It should be pretty easy to size them down. I would use thinner yarn and smaller needles to start, and you could also remove some stitches from the stockinette portion. :)

    Comment by Lindsay — January 29, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

  11. Instead of using DP needles can you just do these with circular needles?

    Comment by Sandy — September 12, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

  12. I was searching for a pattern like this for ages . Thank you <3

    Comment by ines — September 29, 2011 @ 1:06 am

  13. I love tis patttern. could you please tell me how to add. to make for a 2 yr old. I don’t know how I hank you

    Comment by Barbaa — September 29, 2011 @ 8:04 am

  14. Can’t wait to try it!

    Comment by TheMrsCraig — June 22, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

  15. Love the pattern!!! Thanks for sharing. And Alison I agree…. I wish we appreciated chubby legs after age two :)

    Comment by Sarah — September 20, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

  16. Love this pattern. I have never used circular needles or double pointed needles. Can you use straight needles?

    Comment by Donna — February 2, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

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