With the threat of another polar vortex on the horizon, my cold feet are dreaming of breezy crocheted sandals and airy flip flops on a hot, sunny day. Instead it looks like another long couple months of sturdy boots to protect my feet from the winter elements of snow, ice, and rain. Don’t get me wrong. I love boots. I love the rich leather of my riding walking boots and the fuzzy fur on my indestructible snow boots. However, I only have a few pairs of sensible winter shoes, so sometimes I get a little bored of my options.
DIY leg warmers and knit boot cuff patterns are a great way to spice up your boots and add an extra layer of comfort and warmth. A tiny pop of color and texture peaking out from the top of your boot is a fun way to accessorize and break up an outfit. DIY boot cuffs and leg warmers are also great stashbusters. Boot toppers are short enough to finish off that last bit of spare yarn you’ve been wondering how to use.
So, if you’ve ever wondered how to knit leg warmers but have been too scared, just check out these easy knitting patterns. DIY leg warmers and knit boot cuffs are actually quite simple and offer tons of room for creative choices for color, stitch work, and design.
Mulled Wine Boot Cuffs – These plum-colored beauties are the perfect pop of color for black or brown leather boots.
Manresa Leg Warmers – This classic stitch pattern is a great way to work some vintage charm into your outfit.
Boomerang Boot Cuffs – These bold buttoned cuffs make a statement!
Striped Leg Warmers – Bold stripes are a timeless yet playful way to accessorize.
Wild West Ribbed Boot Cuffs – A simple ribbed cuff adds a touch of sweetness to a heavy combat boot.
Bolt Leg Warmers – These pretty maple-colored cabled cuffs are perfect for any season.
Two Needle Boot Toppers – Loving the soft color and checkerboard texture of these easy boot toppers!
Argyle Leg Warmers – Argyle isn’t just for sweaters!
Seed Stitch & Cable Boot Cuffs – Simple and stylish, these creamy cuffs look great with camel colored leather.
We are giving away one Strata and Palomino Fan Stitch Scarf Kit to one lucky winner. The deadline to enter is January 24, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.
This awesome kit is valued at $100 and includes everything you need to make the Strata & Palomino Fan Stitch Scarf from Trendsetter Yarns. This gorgeous scarf is knit with Trendsetter’s Strata (a unique wool and rayon blend) and Palomino (a sassy shag yarn).
Will you knit any of these boot cuff patterns?
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