What size needles for leg warmers?
With size 7 knitting needles cast on about 36 stitches. Depending on the pattern you choose for the main body you may need to add or subtract a stitch or two but as long as they have about a 9″ circumference they will work. I tried this sweet yellow pair on my six year old grandson just to make sure.
Can you knit leg warmers with straight needles?
Leg warmers are a project for knitters of any skill level, from those who are just learning to those who are advanced. Knitting legwarmers on two straight needles is slightly different than knitting legwarmers on four double-pointed needles, which is the traditional method.
How long should leg warmers be?
A medium is best for a thigh circumference of 21 to 22 inches and a side length of 43 to 44 inches. A large leg warmer is suitable for legs 22 to 23 inches around and 44 to 45 inches tall.
How many stitches should I cast on for leg warmers?
To make the leg warmers cast on 36 stitches and knit four rounds with 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches alternating.
How many grams of wool do you need for leg warmers?
If you want a shorter leg warmer, stop when you are happy with the length. I used around 40 grams of yarn for the leg of each of my legwarmers.