Leggings: Knitting with knitting needles for beginners (photo and video lesson)

Leggings: Knitting with knitting needles for beginners (photo and video lesson)


With the new school year, children start recordingIn different circles and sections. In most cases, a special form is required for sports. So for visiting dances or gymnastics girls are advised to purchase leggings. You can go on a shopping trip in search of this not the most important thing in the wardrobe, but you can tie the leggings yourself. This is not difficult even for beginners. For three or four evenings, you can tie gaiters on knitting needles for the girl yourself. This solution will be much more profitable than buying.

Purchased leggings are not the best quality. Leggings associated not with acrylic, but with a minimal addition of wool, are problematic. And in synthetic products, the girls will not "breathe". In addition, the acrylic thread quickly loses its "commodity" appearance and fades. It is difficult to choose in size. All of us are individual, and only children. If you buy standard gaiters, then during dances or at the gym they will begin to crawl and distract the child. The question of price - there is no desire to overpay, it is enough that now it is expensive to prepare a child for school, and I would like to collect my daughter for a "circle" without extra costs.

How to tie gaiters with knitting needles

This is a simple task even for beginners. Knitted leggings differ from socks or golfs in that they do not have a "foot". That is, they are put on as two cylinders on the shins. They are held in place only by rubber bands from above and from below. So, you can imagine a pattern of gaiters, like an ordinary rectangle, where the rubber band is at the bottom and at the top.
The main fabric knits needles ordinary facialSmooth. At least, in classic gaiters it is just such a knit. The description of the work will be the simplest: to connect eight centimeters with an elastic band 1 × 1, then 30 cm with the front surface and the last eight cm again with the same elastic band according to the same scheme (one LP, one PI, then over the face LP, over the back one - IP). In words, everything is easier than it will develop in practice. Before sitting down to knit leggings on knitting needles, we will create a step-by-step instruction for the whole process.
Video: Jackets with Jacquard pattern

We choose threads and knitting needles

How to tie the leg warmers correctly? In order to at least something to bind, it is necessary to make several calculations and pick up the right thread and knitting needles. Only then will our model look like it was intended.

You can create a clear description of the processKnitting gaiters, where calculations will be given. And first you need to decide which threads for this thing will fit. In the store, we carefully compare the description, and at the same time, we will take with us the knitting needles, so choosing suitable threads will be easier for beginner needlewomen. First we determine the composition. If knit from 100% wool, knitted leggings will prick, irritate the girl's skin even through the tights during dances, and even after the first wash they will "sit down." We take yarn, which consists of 60 to 80% wool, the rest is acrylic.
Look at the length of the thread and its thickness. For classic smooth gaiters, only a thin thread, about three mm wide, will do. Accordingly, knit from it will need to be on the spokes number 2 (two millimeters diameter). This thread is enough and one skein, if the length of the thread in it to 300 meters. This is based on one gait. That is, we only take two skeins.
But if we want to connect some originalGaiters: in two colors, with a Scandinavian pattern or with braids, then we count differently. Here the thread can be thicker - up to five millimeters, and it will be necessary to take two skeins for each gait, 200 meters long, because thread consumption is greater. For example, red and white, for colored products. We knit leggings on spokes in diameter up to 4 millimeters.

Measurements and samples

Our pattern is a rectangle. Its upper side is the leg circumference under the knee, the lower one is the girth on the ankle. At the girl the top measure can be more bottom, because ankles are thin. Then our pattern will turn into a small trapezoid, and you will need to calculate how many loops to add in the course of the work - we'll knit from the bottom up. And the height of our rectangle or trapezoid will be equal to the height of the girl's leg between two previously measured girths, that is, the length of the shin.
When the measurements are ready, you need to link the samples. First, the hands should get used to the needles and threads to make the canvas more smooth, and secondly, you need to calculate how many loops to type for knitting.
The first sample is the main canvas. We knit according to the description that we made ourselves. We collect thirty-two loops, of which two are edge-weave and we knit centimeters ten by usual facial smoothness (on the face of the LP, on the wrong side - IP). And now we will count. On thin threads and spokes in a centimeter, there are somewhere three loops, and on thick ones - two. In total, we need to dial twenty centimeters (this is an approximate calculation). Hence, it turns out on thin threads of 60 sts and two edge, on thick 40 stems and two edge.

Attention! If they decided to knit leggings as described from some "grandmother's notebook," there may be completely different figures. Remember that for each person the calculation is unique, do not rely on general instructions.
Next stage: Calculate how many rows should be tied in height. On thin spokes in a centimeter there will be two and a half loops, on thick two. So five rows of thin - two cm, and four rows on thick - the same. And the overall height of the gaiters is 35 cm, for example. Means it is necessary to connect only 70 rows of thick threads and 87 rows - to thin ones.
The rubber band is also calculated. And if you decide to knit leggings with patterns, be sure to tie and count the patterns, referring to the pre-compiled description. How many times will this pattern be repeated. So the ordinary braid occupies 8 loops plus two on each side. The width of the gaiters is 40 p., And it will be necessary to repeat the braid in this way 3 times. When all calculations are completed, you can begin to knit leggings.

General recommendations

Here is a list of recommendations that must be adhered to:

  • While we knit our product, we constantly check the description, remember that it may be necessary to add around the edges of the loop, distributing the additions gradually along the entire canvas;
  • When the leggings are ready, before you sew them, you need to iron out and strip off the resulting canvas. Then the pattern will be smoother, and the edges will be easier to connect;
  • On the finished product, first carefully bendElastics on the top and bottom, exactly in half. And we sew the thread of the same color and quality, directly from the remnants of the hitch, carefully, so that the seam is not visible from the face of the product. Then just connect the side seam. Now the crocheted leggings are ready.

Video: Gaiters for girls