Knitting an entire pair of pants might not sound like the average person’s usual project but, being the avid knitters that we are, we can’t resist a challenge! This season, the idea of knitting a pair of leggings (whether for ourselves or someone a little smaller in our lives) is something we’re very intrigued by, so we’ve been on the lookout for as many different knitted legging patterns as we can find.
1. Kalaloch leggings
Are you quite an experienced knitter who would like to rise to the challenge of knitting an entire pair of pants and maybe even add some stunning details? Then we have a feeling you’d be the perfect kind of person to give these fantastic cabled and cropped leggings from Andrea Rangel a try!
2. Striped and variegated leggings
Perhaps you’d rather start off a little smaller than your own body when it comes to knitting a full pair of pants, so you’re looking for a simple design that will look cute on any baby, regardless of gender? Then we’d suggest looking at the way Panda Yarns made these cute, straight-legged knitted pants, adding striping and colour thanks to the power of self striping yarn.
3. Baby monster pants
Are you feeling open to the idea of doing a little bit of colour work so long as the design is extra cute and worth the time it takes to create that detailing? Then we have a feeling you’ll feel quite enthusiastic indeed about the way Kristine Jorskogen made these adorable little monster themed leggings with a funny, ferocious face on the bum!
4. Peter Pan cable pants
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a pair of knitted leggings that has some cabling involved but you’re just not sure you’re ready to create a full adult sized garment yet? Then here’s a baby sized cable design for your consideration instead! Get the full pattern on Patons Australia.
5. Baby leggings with feet
Are you fully decided on the idea of making a pair of knitted baby leggings for the little one in your life but your main concern is warmth rather than style? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Sirdar Spinning Ltd made these adorable leggings that make an extra toasty under-layer thanks to the little socks knitted right in.
6. Pop and Treacle sweater and leggings baby set
If you’re going to knit Baby a pair of comfortable leggings, why not actually make it a whole set so you have a simple, casual complete outfit at your disposal on chilly fall mornings? We’re big fans of just how classic and cute this knitted sweater and leggings set from Erika Knight looks.
7. Vintage cabled sweater and leggings pattern
Have we got you feeling quite excited by the idea of making cabled leggings and making a set, but you’re absolutely capable of making them in your own sized rather than in miniature? Well, if you want something that’s truly unique, take a look at this beautiful vintage Marriner pattern available on Icky The Cat that helps you make a stunning matching sweater and leggings set covered in breathtaking stitch detail.
8. Newborn knit pants
Are you absolutely taken with the idea of making adorable knitted leggings but you’re trying to find a pattern small enough for even the littlest member of the family? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with these knitted newborn pants outlined step by step on Little Miss Stitcher instead!
9. Little Leggings with a tie
Here’s a pair of classic trouser looking knitting leggings that feature adorable stitching pattern but also an awesome alternative structure? Froginette shows you how to leave some space between the legs of the pants to account for the size of Baby’s diaper, giving them more room to move.
10. Elizabeth Zimmermans’ baby leggings
There’s one point and one point only to these pants, besides the comfort provided by how simply they’re constructed: that colour is fun! We love the way The Anarchist Knitter knitted their version of these little leggings to be bright and striped in a way that draws the eye despite the simple stitching.
11. Bubbly pants
Perhaps you’re actually still looking for some knitted pants for yourself but you’d rather try your hand at something a little more modernized and up to date looking, rather than sticking to classic cables or vintage patterns? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Anna & Heidi Pickles made these fantastic pants with a delicately buttoned waistband and some need, bubbly texture on the legs!
12. Cropped Fair Isle pants
If you’re going to knit a pair of leggings from scratch, would you rather really invest the time and effort it takes to make them very special indeed? Then perhaps you’re feeling up to the challenge of making a completely Fair Isle pair that are covered in beautifully hand stitched colour working patterns! We can’t get over lovely shapes in this pattern from Emily Ringelman.
13. Dallas pants
What if the phrase “knitted pants” brought up a more vintage and formal looking style of pants rather than the more casual style of leggings we’ve primarily shown you so far? Well, thanks to this pattern featured on Anna & Heidi Pickles, those are absolutely a style of pants you can knit as well! We love the way they sit a little more high waisted.
14. Sweet pants
Just in case casual is precisely what you’re looking for and you still haven’t seen an adult sized leggings pattern that has been quite plain enough for your tastes, here’s a fantastically simple pattern and design from Alice Hammer for your consideration! These cuffed leggings make for easy, comfy movement.
15. Lovely pants
If you’re going to hand make your clothing from scratch, would you rather it be a little more unique in its fit, style, or construction? Well, if you’ve ever enjoyed the whimsical style or roomy comfort of gaucho style wide-legged pants, then these knitted loungers featured on Joana Carvalho just might be made for you (literally)!