Chunky Cabled Legwarmers/Boot Socks

Free Legwarmer Knitting Pattern

Chunky Cabled Legwarmers/Boot Socks

Chunky Cabled Legwarmers/Boot Socks: free knitting pattern

Feel free to download and print off a copy of this pattern!

Size: Women’s S and M. To make a women’s L, use size 10.5 and 13 needles.


Pattern Notes:

C4B: Slip next two stitches to cable needle and hold to back of work. K2, return stitches from cable needle back to left needle. Knit those two stitches.

Stretchy Bind off: You will need to bind off VERY loosely for this project. Here are some great picture tutorials for flexible bind offs. Personally, I prefer the decrease bind off.


Knit with two colors of yarn stranded together (knit the two strands as one). Using size 9 needles, CO 36 sts. If using double pointed needles, divide sts between needles with 12 sts on each needle. For magic loop, have 18 sts on each side.

Place marker and join in the round. Be careful not to twist. Work in 2×2 ribbing for 2 ½ inches.

Switch to size 11 needles.


Row 1: *K4, P2. Repeat from * to end of round

Rows 2-5: same as Row 1

Row 6: *C4B, P2. Repeat from * to end of round

Complete pattern 12 times for a total of 12 cables (or desired length).

Next 2 Rows: *K4, P2. Repeat from * to end of round

Switch to size 9 needles. Work in 2×2 rib for ½ inch. Bind off VERY loosely.


Weave in ends.

Legwarmers are vertically reversible. They can be worn with either the 2 ½ inch ribbing at the top or with the ½ inch ribbing at the top.

Don’t forget to download the pattern! Be sure to check out all of my other Christmas knitting for more great free knitting patterns. Also, you might be interested in these inexpensive gift ideas.


  1. These legwarmers are very cute! I would like to knit them up. Thanks for sharing :) Could you post this pattern to

  2. Hi! Thank you so much for sharing- these are super cute! I’ve used the pattern to make one leg warmer so far but I’ve noticed that I can only repeat the pattern about 6 times before it’s the length between my knee and ankle (repeating rows 1-6). I’m trying to figure out where I went wrong! Help! :)

    1. Lauren,
      It’s kind of hard to know what went wrong without seeing your legwarmers, but as long as the legwarmers fit, don’t worry about having the exact number of cables the pattern says. If the legwarmers fit, then enjoy them. If they are too wide then I would suggest using a smaller size needle. Good luck and feel free to ask if you have more questions.

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