Bootsy by Laura Nelkin
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Bootsy

Knitting
September 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 11 - 8.0 mm
120 - 150 yards (110 - 137 m)
Stretches to fit around leg up to 15 (18)" (38 [45.5]cm) in circumference

These toppers are the perfect project to learn the elongated stitch criss-cross technique. And they’re so quick, you’ll want to make a pair for all your fashionable friends! Meant to be worn over boots, toppers help prevent the cold air from creeping in. The bulky yarn and fat ribbing make them quite stretchy, and perfect for gift giving.

I never saw the wisdom in boot toppers until one winter when I received a pair from my friend Kate. Finally, here was a way to wear leggings and dresses throughout harsh Ithaca winters and not freeze at the same time. Now I have quite a collection. I love not wearing pants all winter long!…..