It’s already beginning to look a lot like winter here which means it’s definitely time to dig all of my boots out of the closet. Sometimes, though, our boots just aren’t enough. No matter how hard you try, some of that pesky winter chill always manages to sneak in. However, I now have a foolproof way to remedy this— knitted leg warmers and boot cuffs. That’s right. When the cooler temperatures get to be a bit too much to bear, there’s nothing better than adding another layer (especially if this new layer is knit with the bulkiest yarn you can find). After all, didn’t our parents always tell us to bundle up? Well, now we can do so in style.
When I was younger, leg warmers were always my go-to accessories. After being in dance for years, they were just like a second skin. As I’d gotten older, though, it hadn’t occurred to me to grab up a pair of those cozy accessories of my youth— until I learned how to knit. Boot Cuffs and leg warmers are the quick and easy knits that are off your needles almost as quickly as you cast them on, and that’s what I love about them. Many of them also make the greatest stash busters. After all, there’s nothing worse for a knitter than having an abundance of leftover yarn and nothing to knit.
So, this year, why not cast on yet another cozy knit to add to your growing winter wardrobe? Not only will you be warm come winter, but you’ll also have great new decorative additions to top off your boots.
Wild and Free Boot Cuff Patterns
If you’re not quite ready to commit to leg warmers, why not try out these amazing knitted boot cuff patterns? Quick and easy, these are the cozy winter knits it won’t take you long to finish. Since many of these boot cuffs patterns only call for a little bit of yarn, they also make some of the best stash busters. So, cast on one of these short and sweet knits today to have warm and fashionable boot cuffs for in time for the winter.
- Hurricane Boot Cuffs
- Two-Toned Boot Cuffs
- Mulled Wine Boot Cuffs
- Rustic Charm Boot Cuffs
- Two Needle Boot Toppers
- Basic Buttoned Boot Cuffs
- Easy Knit Boot Cuffs
How to Knit Leg Warmers for the Winter
You don’t have to be a ballerina to own a pair of leg warmers. This warm and cozy trend is slowly but surely making a comeback, and you don’t want to be caught without a pair for yourself. These lovely little knits are sure to provide you with all of the warmth and comfort you need to get you through yet another cold winter.
- Honeycomb Leg Warmers
- Little Wool Leg Warmers
- Aspen Leg Warmers
- Luxy Leg Warmers
- Argyle Leg Warmers
- Graduated Rib Leg Warmers
- Easy Peasy Ballerina Leg Warmers
Do you prefer leg warmers or boot cuffs?