I still haven't quite decided what to do with my legwarmers, although I agree that flat shoes would be better, etc. They were really fun to knit however, and I thought how cute they would be on a little girl. Then I realized I have a darling little neighbor who just turned 5. How perfect! I gave them to her today, and she and her brother posed for me.
She's planning to wear them to pre-school with a skirt and tights. It's in the '40's now, so it's about the right weather for these with a skirt.
These are just about exactly half-size from the pattern. I CO40 for the ribbing, increased to 42 for the pattern, and did the Back Chart as written, and the Front Chart with 4st. cables instead of 6, and just once through the chart. K2 between the charts. Twice through the Back Chart plus 3 rows.