GiaBean's Legwarmers & Handwarmers

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GiaBean's Legwarmers & Handwarmers Pattern


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Knitting: GiaBean's Legwarmers & Handwarmers
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit stitch
  • k1, p1 ribbing
  • decreases - k2tog and ssk

Pattern Description:

My nearly 5 year old granddaughter admired my fingerless gloves, so I decided to design a pair for her tiny hands and make them colorful. I decided she also needed legwarmers to go with the gloves that she could wear to either ballet class or gymnastics class.

I think any young lady would love wearing this set. I sewed the optional bows onto the ring fingers, which should help younger girls to put the gloves on the correct hands because there is a left and a right glove.

My preferred yarn for this project is Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic. It can easily be found at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics. Although it is considered a worsted, it seems to be a light worsted and closer to a DK.


in stockinette st - 5.25 sts and 7.25 rounds = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small legwarmers - 7.5 circumference, 13 inches length
  • large legwarmers - 8.25 circumference, 13 inches length
  • small gloves - 6.5 inch circumference, 5.75 inches length
  • large gloves - 6.5 inch circumference, 6 inches length


  • Worsted Weight yarn - 5 colors - 75-100 yds each
  • U.S. Size 1 double pointed needles (5 needle set)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • scrap yarn - 24 inches
  • optional embellishments - bows or buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Caron Simply Soft

About Designer

About Designer

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I have been knitting for 57 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in the round, and more important I hate to sew pieces together!

I have had many wonderful comments from knitters who have created items from my patterns and like their finished projects, but should ...

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