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We all know that the best part of a boot sock is the cute part that sticks out over your boot, so why waste time knitting the rest?
Socks are time consuming knits. Especially over the knee socks, like Welly Socks, designed to line your rubber Wellies or any knee high boot.

But come on – what we like most about Welly Socks isn’t the fact that they are socks, it’s that they fold over our boots and give us a fun pop of color between boot and pant. So with this pattern I’ve cut out the sock entirely and designed a leg warmer that folds over the top of your boots. Fabric covered buttons make these even more fun than the original.

And bonus! You will have downright WARM calves.

Worked in bulky yarn and size 11 double pointed needles, these puppies are such a quick knit you’ll want to make a different color for each day of the week.

Yarns suggested: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids, Twists, Heathers
Yarn weight: Super Bulky (5-6 wpi)
Gauge: 6 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches in K2 P2 Rib
Needle size: US 11 - 8.0 mm
Yardage: 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
Sizes available: Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large

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  • WellyWarmersPattern.pdf 203 KB [ Download ]
  • Step 1

    Right Warmer

    Rib - CO 24 (32) sts. Divide stitches onto 3 needles 8 - 8 - 8 (12 - 8 - 12) and join, being careful
    not to twist. Work in K2P2 rib for 5”.
    Inc Round 1: *K1, Bar Inc, K1, work in pattern to end of needle; rep from * twice more - 27 (35) sts.
    Work 2 (4) rounds even in new rib pattern.
    Inc Round 2: *K3, P2, K1, Bar Inc, K1, work in pattern to end of needle; rep from * twice more - 30 (38) sts.
    Work 1 (3) rounds even in new rib pattern. K 2 rounds, turn.

  • Step 2

    Cuff - You will now be working back and forth.
    CO 6 sts to Needle 3. Work in your 5th DPN to make up for the addition of stitches or switch to circular needles. Work 9 rows in seed stitch. BO loosley.

  • Step 3

    Left Warmer
    Follow Right Warmer pattern up until Cuff.
    Left Warmer Cuff: P 1 row and CO 6 sts at the end of the row, onto Needle 1, turn. Finish Left Warmer just like Right Warmer!

  • Step 4


    Weave in ends. Slide on and fit them over your boots to mark where you want your buttons to go. The gauge is loose so that there is no need for button holes, giving you complete control of where the buttons work best for your fit and boot. Wear and love all winter long!

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