Yarn: Descending Width Strip worsted weight 2 ply, 2 oz. Sheep Spot organic Polwarth.
Needles: US size 6, Magic Loop.
Size: I made these for a 5 year old girl. Since I made up the pattern I fit it to her exactly.
Lessons Learned: If I knit these again I would probably divide the yarn into two balls and do a thick 5 row by 5 row stripe, alternating between balls. That would give the stripes some more flow, rather than such a dramatically different set of stripes on each one.
I decided on legwarmers. That choice still doesn't make me overly happy, especially since I feel like the striping didn't really turn out as well as it could have because of the split between the two legs. One long leg warmer would have looked pretty silly after all...
Though despite my lingering thoughts that this project might have offended the spirit of the yarn, Harlee likes them and enjoys wearing them under her wellies. "Without socks!" And they look great with her mittens knit from the same yarn, so all it not lost.
Cast On: Knitted CO.
Both Cuffs: 10 rows 2x2 ribbing.
Main Body: 37 rows plain knitting.