Fortuny Baby Leggings Pattern
A simple and pretty pair of leggings for any baby girl.
The leggings feature a traveling twisted stitch that spirals up the leg. Increases are worked in such a way that the traveling stitches gradually grow further apart as you knit up the leg. There are 15 rows of twisted stitch rib on either end of the leggings.
Knit using fingering weight yarn on 2.75mm needles. Gauge 7 sts = 1".
k1tbl: knit on through back loop
cn1tbl: slip on st onto cable needle and hold in front. Knit one st. Knit st on cable needle through the back loop.
m1: make one st. I used the KLL increase found here.
CO 42 sts
Work in twisted rib (k1tbl, p1) for 15 rows (1 1/2").
SET UP ROW: * k5, cn1tbl. Repeat from * to end.
ROW 1: knit all knit sts and ktbl all of the twisted sts.
ROW 2: * knit until you reach a twisted st, cn1tbl. Repeat from * to end.
Work rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 2 1/2", ending with row 1. Work an increase row.
INCREASE ROW: * knit until you reach a twisted st, cn1tbl, m1. Repeat from * to end.
Work rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 3 1/2", ending with row 1. Work increase row.
Continue on in such a fashion, working increase rows at 4 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 1/2". Then work rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 7 1/2". Work 15 rows of twisted rib and bind off loosely in rib.
While you are working the leggings, you will eventually find that as your twisted stitches travel up the leg, there will come a point when a twisted st reaches the end of a round. When this happens and you have to cn1tbl, do so in such a manner so that you always have the same number of stitches on each needle. In other words, move the twisted st (the last st on the last needle) so that it becomes the first st on your first needle and the k st that used to be the first st on the first needle will now become the last st on the last needle.