How to knit leg warmers/boot socks

28 December 2014

Soooo, I know this is a pretty lame post to write after like, five months of not posting anything, but I actually designed my own pattern for the first time (though however simple it may be) and thought I would share! 

Leg warmers/boot socks are so in these days. They're so simple yet they can help an outfit tremendously, plus they are comfy. What's not to love about them? I've been adding to my collection of socks and have been wanting to knit some for awhile now, but I can't bring myself to learn all the complicated parts that come along with that. These are the next best things! So, here you go. 

The materials:
- size 9 needles (5.5 mm)
- any type of yarn, I just used some of my scrap worsted weight yarn
- darning needle 
- lace (optional) 

The pattern:
- cast on 25 stitches
- work in stockinette stitch (k1 row, p1 row) until piece measures about 8 1/4 inches
This was for the lower part of my leg, designed to fit where my short Uggs cut off. Just knit until the piece wraps around where you want your leg warmer to go (if that makes sense...)
- after purling your last row, cast off knit-wise 
- with the wrong side facing you, use the mattress stitch and your darning needle to sew the ends together. Make sure you cut a long tail to seam the ends together with 
- cut the ends, tie a knot, tuck in the loose ends, and turn your piece inside out so the seam is hidden on the inside of the leg warmer
If you want to sew ribbon onto the top of the leg warmer, do so before sewing the ends together!
Repeat for your second sock. 

There you have it, your own leg warmer! They're so simple and you can really do any pattern you want. A rib would look nice too. It's all up to you. Stock up on some for the upcoming winter months. You can literally make them in a few hours! 

Show me yours!