A staple in his or her wardrobe, baby tights are the most practical single garment to keep both the legs and the feet of your littlest ones warm. They are easy to slip on, and you can be sure that no matter how much those little toes and feet wiggle, they'll stay nice and warm. Clover Tights are designed with an overall eyelet stitch pattern and a piquot drawstring casing. They are worked top down to the toes, and in the round. You first make the drawstring casing for an i-cord string, then shape the back with short-rows to create room for diaper wearing. The work is divided at the crotch, and the legs are finished separately. Short-row heels and decreases at the toes complete the feet.
Among Knitting for Olive's different styles of baby tights, you can find the sister pattern of the Clover Tights, the basic Olive's Tights.
Sizes: 1-3 (6, 9-12) months
Finished Measurements: Drawstring waist circumference: 37 (40, 43) cm [14½ (15¾, 17)]"; leg length from crotch to heel: 19 (22, 26) cm [7½ (8¾ , 10¼)]"; foot length: 8 (9, 11) [3 (3½, 4½ )]"
Yarn: Knitting for Olive Merino or Cotton hint of Cashmere or Merino lots of Cashmere or Cotton meets Merino or Pure Silk (250 m [273 yd] per 50 gr [1.8 oz]), fingering weight yarn; 1 (2, 2) balls
Sample is in Knitting for Olive Merino, Grayish Brown colorway, size 1-3 months
Needles: 3 mm / US2.5 circular double-pointed needles and short circular for working small circumference in the round, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm [4"] in st st with 3 mm / US2.5 needles