Beinstulpen im Trachtenlook: Translated into English

Toddler legwarmers knit up in a multicolored worsted weight yarn.

Last week, I mentioned that I made leg warmers for our little one using Beinstulpen im Trachtenlook which is written in German. Google translate did a pretty good job getting me some of the way there, but I did have to rely on my own experience to finish the translation. Since the pattern is free, I thought it might be worth sharing more broadly because it’s free and fun to make!

The pattern has two sizes, SM and ML, and takes ~100-120 yards of worsted weight yarn. I knit a size SM for a sie to fit someone around the 1-year mark. In terms of length, I worked 8 cable repeats and then knit 3 knit rows before casting off (~9in). There was no special reason for picking this length other than working with the goal of the leg warmers going as high up the leg as possible.

What I did:

CO 44 (48)
R1-4: [K2, P2] across
R5: [Knit the second stitch, then the first stitch, P2] across

I didn’t stagger the twists, but if you wanted to:
CO 44 (48)
R1-4: [K2, P2] across
R5: [Knit the second stitch, then the first stitch, P2, K2, P2] across
R6-9: [K2, P2] across
R10: [K2, P2, Knit the second stitch, then the first stitch, P2] across

In terms of length, I worked 8 cable repeats and then knit 3 knit rows before casting off (~9in). There was no special reason for picking this length other than working with the goal of the leg warmers going as high up the leg as possible.