So after yesterday I woke up today still very excited about my (in the mail) baby leg warmers. When I had a great thought: knitted baaby leg warmers would be So Cute...except I can't knit. So I decided d I would make some out of sweater sleeves.
Now I love my knit sweaters and didn't want to cut them up
Plus then I wouldn't have sweaters. So I went to the local mission (I live in the ghetto) where they have free everything including clothes.
I found three sweaters with knits, colour and feel that I liked. Also 3 different styles and sizes (toddler, child, adult). So this tutorial actually shows 3 different (and easy) ways to make upcycled baby leg warmers from sweaters. Also I did them all long so they will bunch on the legs, and not be grown out of.
LEG WARMER #1 (Toddler size, hand knit, cuffed wrist and neck hole):
1. Cut straight up from armhole to neck. The wrist will be one cuff. The neck the other cuff.
2. Starting at the base of the wrist cuff sew (with sleeve turmed.inside out) in a solid zigzag in a straight line up to neckline. Now you have a tube
LEG WARMER #2: Adult sweater with rib knit cuffs, waist and fold over collar in neck.
1. Cut sleeve straight across at bottom of arm hole.
1. Cut sleeve straight off.