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16 DIY Leg Warmers and Boot Cuffs

These toasty knit leg warmers and boot cuffs are a perfect way to warm up your cold-weather wardrobe.

DIY Leg Warmers

Are you sick? Is the circulation to your legs exceedingly poor? Maybe you're a dancer, or you love to rock the 1980s look. Maybe your best friend sported them recently and you could stop staring. Whatever the reason, if you're looking for boot cuffs and leg warmers, you're not alone. These little accessories have become a big fashion trend, and the stores are taking advantage with sky-high prices.

Why not knit them yourself? In addition to being much cheaper, DIY leg warmers and boot cuffs are among the quickest easy knitting projects imaginable, and they offer a degree of customized creativity you'll never find in stores. Knit flat or in the round, DIY leg warmers offer a simple and flexible canvas on which to imprint your own personal style. Practice your seed stitch knitting, cozy up to a new cable knitting pattern, or experiment with hand-painted or self-striping yarn. Whatever style statement you choose to make with them, we know you'll enjoy this collection.

Speedy Style: Quick and Easy DIY Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are everywhere this autumn. They're a cute fashion statement that helps to keep your legs warm—what's not to love? Because of their small size, DIY boot cuffs are a wonderfully quick and easy knitting project. They're a great way to turn the odds and ends cluttering your yarn stash into functional and fashionable accessories.

Knitting for Beginners: Super Simple Leg Warmers

When knit with simple stitches like stockinette, garter, or basic ribbing, DIY leg warmers are wonderfully beginner-friendly. These easy projects don't require complicated shaping or tricky stitches, allowing beginners to buckle down on the basics and more advanced knitters to focus their attention elsewhere. These simple knitting patterns are also a great place to let a variegated, self-striping, or hand dyed yarn really shine.

How to Knit Leg Warmers with Cables and Other Fun Textures

For more advanced knitters, the simple shape of DIY leg warmers makes them a fabulous place to experiment with textures and new stitch patterns. Developing new cable patterns is much easier on the basic canvas leg warmers provide. Working with seed stitch or a knit lace pattern also gives knitters the opportunity to turn these trendy little accessories into a one-of-a-kind style statement.

What's your favorite stitch to use for leg warmers?

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