Recently off the needles: a pair of fabulously little legwarmers for Lila!
Pattern: Lila's Legwarmers
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Pink Label Laceweight in 'Moonmist'
Needles: 3 & 4 mm dpns (US 2.5 & 6)
Mods: Used laceweight yarn held double, and added an extra half repeat for a little extra length.
Ah, chubby baby legs. They are so awesome.
Knitting with laceweight held double feels a bit like pulling off a magic trick- it knits up at the dimension of fingering weight, but feels lighter and airier. And hey, it was a great way to use up the rest of the skein from this project.
The pattern was great- it was my first time knitting lateral braid before, and the designer has a link for a great tutorial right in the pattern, so it turned out to be easy-peasy. The pattern is designed for younger babies (I'd say 3-10 months works great), so to make a slightly larger size for my 14 month old, I went up a needle size and added an extra half repeat of the chart.
The shirt I'm wearing is from Zara.
And she likes wearing them! I can tell because if she doesn't like wearing something, she attempts to yank it off somehow. I'd love to put cutesy headbands on her, but she pulls them off every time.