At the Waldorf school fair last November I saw some ankle bells but they sold out before I could have a proper close up look at them. They were made with felt but before I could try making them I found this tutorial for knitted ankle bell cuffs from Mini-eco. For parents of young kids this blog is awesome. There are all sorts of ideas to keep your kids amused. Because I had just, finally, amazingly managed to learn to knit I jumped at the chance to use my newfound ability to make the knitted version. It takes very little yarn or time and I have plenty of both anyway. I chose to knit the bells in rather than tie them on at the end which was a new skill to learn although the larger bells on the toddler size droop slightly. For a baby I would definitely go for knitting them in but if your kiddo is no longer sticking everything in their mouth then tying them on would work.
I do apologise if anyone makes them and their child then proceeds to stamp and stomp and dance and drive poor Mama crazy from the tinkling. But they would be fantastic as a ‘special treat’ (you know what I mean: “poop in the potty then you can play with the bells for the afternoon”, that sort of thing) or to help baby build these leg muscles.