Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern now available!

I love putting dresses on my daughter, no matter what time of year. I mean, have you seen some of the knitted dresses available now?? So cute. And, what better way to keep those little legs warm when it gets a little chilly outside than with a pair of these:Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®


I wanted my daughter to have a pair of legwarmers that she can wear while jumping in a pile of leaves, or while dressed up to pick out her own pumpkin. So, I designed a PDF pattern for these little leg warmers, which fit perfectly inside of boots, or over tights for an extra cozy, layered look. They feature an all-over leaf lace design and are created from a fingering weight Peruvian Highland Wool, so they are lightweight yet warm.

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

Due to the amount of stretch, these leg warmers can fit most sizes 12 months up to 5T. Once knitted, these leggings are a perfect three-season accessory. Pattern includes: comprehensive charts, detailed written instructions, suggestions, and color photos.

This pattern is a perfect option for any knitter who knows some intermediate techniques of knitting, such as: yo, s2kp (description included in pattern), and knitting in the round. No prior experience needed of making Leg warmers since this pattern gives detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Patterns can be purchase here on Etsy, or here on Ravelry. Will be available on our website soon.

Thanks for looking!

Rhonda Potteet

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®




Sweater weather.

There is a cool breeze this morning, and after a few rainy days, it’s starting to feel like Fall. So, what better time to introduce a couple of the cutest little cardigans I got the chance of knitting.

When I think of Autumn, I think of the vibrant colors–iconic of the season–and of course, cables. This cardigan has both of those attributes that are staples of Autumn clothing.


This sweater is perfect for transitioning any outfit from Summer to Fall, and is worthy of being passed down for many generations. It features a cable and bobble design up each side of the button band, and above the ribbing on the sleeve.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

The 3/4 sleeve keeps little arms warm while the temperatures begin to drop. The mustard yellow hue is an iconic color for Autumn. It is perfect for little ones with sensitive skin, since it was created using a supple superwash wool.



IMG_9471This sweater was created using the “Mini Rock Rose Cardigan” pattern, designed by Schneckenstrick.  It is available for purchase here! Sorry, this item has been sold.


This second sweater was delicately designed and is the perfect compliment to any outfit this Fall/Winter, yet worthy of being passed down for many generations.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

It features an allover lace and leaf design in a pale purple hue. It is lightweight, yet warm since it is made from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®




This sweater was created using the “Petal” pattern, designed by Michele Wang. The sweater is available for purchase here!

More sweaters, patterns, and handmade goodies will be available soon, so keep an eye out!

xo, Rhonda Potteet






No complaints about coziness.

We could gripe about how long this Winter weather has lasted into Spring, but we’re sure you’ve heard it all. Even our Arizona-based family saw a light dusting of snow last week! We would have much rather been outside toiling in the garden instead of shoveling snow or looking out on a greyish-white landscape. However, we used the long, treacherous weather to our advantage.

The effects of  a long Winter gave us more time to grab a hot drink and create a few new goodies from fiber…


mystery 2 with a hot brew by Thread Bears®

more opportunity to cozy up with loved ones and (including sassy grandbabies and a new little man in the family!)…



more time to find rustic inspirations in the rugged landscape…


…and more time to indulge in comforting foods.




We could play “Guess What We’re Making,” but you’ll just have to check back in a few days to see what will come from those teasers!


Recipe Links: The Apple Frangipane Galette, The Chocolate Bread Pudding (we substituted half the chocolates for fresh blueberries and used whole wheat croissants), Garden Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese Croutons.



Winter in the Works.

We can’t help but still be hung-up on Autumn, soaking in the comforting aromas and inspiring colors. But, we have managed to make time preparing for winter and getting in the mode for everything Christmasy and cheerful.

This is a peek of the types of wearables you can expect from Thread Bears® this upcoming winter season. Chunky or aran knits, multitudes of cables, and cheerful colors are in the works! Rhonda Potteet had made this Pomegranate-hued, Pompom Cabled Cap for her daughter to get into Winter-mode.

We’ll keep you posted for when you can expect knits like these, along with festive home décor and one of a kind thread crocheted bears from Thread Bears®.