Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Playground Warmers

This simple leg warmer pattern was designed with active toddlers/children in mind. My daughter, Emma, loves to play outside and consequentially gets frequently messy when on the swings at the park or running around in our grassy backyard.

I liked the idea of creating a go-to pair of leg warmers for her that I could toss in the washing machine after a trip to the playground. The yarn used for each pair is a soft, machine washable yarn - a must for little legs running through the dirt.

The Playground Warmers pattern includes instructions for sizes/ages 0- 6 months up to 7 years old. The various sizes are based on a collection of measurements from children ages 1 month to 6 years old.

Now anyone who reads this blog knows that my daughter is exceptionally tall for her age. So I am fully aware that children come in all shapes and sizes. If you would like to make leg warmers that custom fit the recipient, then you can follow a formula also included in this document.

The three girls in all of the pictures (aren't they amazing photos, by the way?) are all 3 years old. They are all wearing the 2-3 year size leg warmers.

Funny how they each chose to slouch them down. Emma usually likes to stretch hers up to her knees, but I guess on the day of the shoot, she wanted to be like her buddies. 

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