These are little almost like legwarmers that are just a few inches long and are usually meant to go under your boot and mostly show above the top of your boot. The idea is that it’s a little more comfortable to have just this bit of bulkier material at the top of the boot rather than wearing a big bulky sock that might get bunched up in your boot.
The Sweater Babe is offering a cute pattern for cabled boot cuffs that take a single ball of yarn; the pattern PDF retails for $3.
If you want to go the free route there are several options on Ravelry. Some of my favorites include Rebekah’s Boot Cuffs, which have an easy twisted stitch pattern and the super simple Boot Cuff from Lewis Knits.
Have you ever knit or worn boot toppers? I’d love to hear about your experience. I’m thinking of making myself some really soon…
[Photo via the Sweater Babe.]