Sexy and cute, designed to sit above the boot line and hug the back or side of your calf with ornamental cables and optional split lacing design. The boot toppers use up less than one skein of a luxurious sport weight yarn; Malabrigo’s new Arroyo and are finished by adding a bit of lace to tie up the backs. They’re worked flat on 2 needles. Use one skein for boot toppers, or 2 skeins for full length leg warmers – it’s up to you!
The cable is worked every right side row, resulting in something that looks deceptively complex but is easy to work. I named them after a dear friend who I shared my goth days with, and I think she would appreciate the design :)
If you’re a member of Ravelry you can purchase it here.
If you’re not, you can purchase it here:
I designed this cute little number as the ideal one-skein winter project. Cute and sexy, these boot toppers work up fast and use only one skein of my favourite: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label yarn.
The cables are simple enough for a beginner cable knitter. You will need to know how to cast on extra stitches using the backwards loop method (here’s a great tutorial at knittinghelp.com if you’re unfamiliar with it).
You can wear them up or down, on short boots or tall, they’re a cute addition to any outfit :) I’ll be making a few of these for my girlfriends as Christmas gifts.
The tab at the top has a decorative button for a nice finishing touch that gives it a little more than ending it as a simple tube. I’ve written up the pattern for 3 adult sizes: small, medium and large.
You can download the pattern here if you’re a Ravelry member and here if you’re not :)
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!