Fashion Friday :: boot toppers

Last fall, I saw a lot of super-chunky boot toppers in store windows around central campus (of the University of Michigan), and I saw a couple of co-eds wearing them atop ankle boots. I loved the looks of them, and thought they were a fun variation on the boot toppers I have often seen on Ravelry for the tops of tall boots.

For Christmas, I made a pair for my stepson’s girlfriend:

Whitefish Point Boot Toppers

Whitefish Point Boot Toppers

They can also work on top of regular tall boots, too, of course. They are super-chunky though, so I sort of think they look best around the ankle as opposed to around the knee.

(with the cable turned to the side)

(with the cable turned to the side)

I created this pattern to pair with the Whitefish Point Armwarmers pattern I released a couple of weeks before Christmas.

Whitefish Point Armwarmers

Whitefish Point Armwarmers

They also pair with the Fisherman’s Cowl, which I also made as part of the Christmas gift. A fun, fast, super-chunky set of knits:

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The boot toppers can also be worn as cozy legwarmers:

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But me being me, I didn’t get the pattern written up in a timely fashion, and now here it is, almost spring. Of course, here in Michigan, winter seems likely to last until May, so perhaps people will still be getting use out of chunky woolies. But I’m guessing it would just be depressing for people to be knitting boot toppers in March. So for now I’ll just show them to you, with plans to release the pattern sometime late next fall.

I hope they will still be fashionable then. Have you ever made boot toppers? Do you ever wear them? Have you seen them around your town?

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