knitting love {heart leg warmers}

I am a newbie when it comes to knitting. Like, I took my first knitting class in June and have only dabbled with a couple different stitches since then, new. I already love it so much, but it is still quite daunting to me. So for now, I’m just trying to perfect some really easy projects before I bust out the fancy stitches.

One of my favorite things about knitting is the beautiful color work that you can create with it. So, I wanted to incorporate some color work into my latest project. As soon as it got just a little bit cold, I started making these leg warmers to wear with some cozy leggings and boots. I practiced working this pink heart into the fabric sooo many times before I got it right. Once I finally figured it out, I decided there was no way I was doing a heart on the other leg warmer too! I really like how it turned out, but it seems I have a lot more practicing to do before I’m comfortable with color work.

I made these pretty short because I plan to wear them with my boots as if they were boot socks, or just really chunky wool socks. And since I haven’t perfected the knitting pattern lingo yet, here is just a little tutorial on how I made them (minus the heart part, you probably should youtube that) :
With worsted weight yarn and size 8 knitting needles:
1. Measure around your leg and cast on accordingly.
2. 1×1 rib stitch for about 1 to 1 1/2 inches.
3. stockinette stitch for about 6 inches
4. 1×1 rib stitch for 1 to 1 1/2 inches.
5. Cast off.
So far, I kinda feel like I’m in an 80’s workout video every time I wear these leg warmers, but I still love them. They are seriously cozy and warm, and that heart is just darling.
I think I’ll mark this second knitting adventure of mine a success!
What is your next knitting project going to be? I’d love to hear!

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