OMG! These boot toppers are so cute! And really quick and easy to make.

Great for quick gifts that have a big impact!

AND! The pattern is adjustable. You can just make them longer (just knit the stockinette portion for as long as you like) and they are leg warmers instead of boot toppers! Woop woop!

Alright, alright! I’ll quit blathering on and tell ya how I made these adorable boot cuffs.


NEEDLES: US Size 9 dpns or circulars if doing the Magic Loop Method (which I do), plus a darning needle for sewing in ends

YARN: Any DK weight or worsted weight (I used my REFLECTION Dk weight superwash merino wool… limited edition, so it might be sold out by the time you read this post).  You’ll need approximately 75 grams of DK wt wool, so 1 skein was all it took for me.


Okay here’s the pattern… don’t blink or you might miss it!

  • CO 52 stitches and divide among your needles. Join for working in the round, making sure to not twist your stitches.
  • Work K2,P2 ribbing for 2 inches.
  • Work stockinette stitch (knitting every stitch every round) for 7 MORE inches. Total of 9 inches at this point.
  • Work K2,P2 ribbing for another 2 inches.
  • BO using a stretchy bind off, like Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.
If you really want to, you can block them by soaking them in luke warm water and laying them out to dry. This can help to even out your stitches and give them a more professional, even look.
But if you’re in a hurry and need to wrap them up for a gift or something, obviously they can’t be wet, so just forget the whole blocking thing and bundle them up for the lucky recipient!
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YAY! So that is literally all there is to it! So easy, right?
You can wear them slouched down around your ankles, poking out of your boots, or even folded double to show off the different colors (if yours change colors like these do). So many options.
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I hope you love them and I can’t wait to see your versions! Make sure to post pictures of your finished projects to my Facebook timeline, as I absolutely LOVE seeing them.
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Have a grand day…
I’m off to soak in the tub as my muscles are SOOOREE…. been working out like a fiend lately and shipping orders like a mad woman. YAY for lots of yarn orders!
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Bye now!


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Chandi Hi, I'm Chandi! I'm a self-professed lover of all things yarn. I'm an avid knitter, crocheter, wool dyer, fleece and roving spinner and occasional felter! I offer beautiful, inspiring, hand-painted yarns and deliver the best of all yarn-related tutorials I can on my blog.