Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers


Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers

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Finished Size

  • The pattern is written for a 14” calf and a 15” shaft. This is easily customizable by adding in a few extra stitches (3 per inch required) in the center of the waffle stitch pattern. The final product has a high-elastic quality, making it perfect for easy customization.


  • 2 8oz/227 g skeins (each approx. 465 yds/425 m) of Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen’s Wool Yarn in Natural
  • Straight Knitting Needles, Size 9 US/5.5 mm
  • Yarn Needle for finishing
  • 8 x 1&1/8 ” Buttons – Style 31672 from
  • Optional – 1 yd of ¼” white elastic


  • Rib Stitch – Blocked and un-stretched: 14 sts and 19 rows = 4″/10.16 cm
  • Waffle Stitch – Blocked: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4″/10.16 cm

Stitch Glossary

Rib Stitch:

Worked over an even number of rows and any number of stitches

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, repeat from * across all sts
Row 2 (And all WS Rows):  K the k sts and p the p sts.

Repeat these 2 rows to make the pattern

Waffle Stitch:

Worked over an even number of rows and any number of stitches

Row 1 (RS): k all sts
Row 2 (And all WS Rows):  *p1, k1, rep from *

Repeat these 2 rows to make the pattern

Leg Warmer (Make 2)

With size 9 needles, CO 83 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, k8, p1, work row 1 of rib stitch across 62 sts, k8, p1, k1; 83 sts
Row 2:(WS): P1, k1, p8, work row 2 of rib stitch across 62 sts, p8, k1, p8; 83 sts
Continue knitting until ribbing measures 2.5”.
End on WS.

Begin waffle stitch:
Row 1 (RS):  K1, p1, k8, work row 1 of waffle stitch, k8, p1, k1; 83 sts
Row 2 (WS):  p1, k1, p8, work row 2 of waffle stitch ending with a k st,  p8, k1, p1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 above of the waffle stitch patt until knitting measures 12.5” from CO edge.

Work another 2.5” of ribbing, ending on the WS.

Begin top cuff:
Row 1 (RS):  P1, k1, p79, k1, p1; 83 sts
Row 2 (WS):  K1, p1, k79, p1, k1; 83 sts
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until cuff measures 3.25”

On the next RS row, k all stitches.
Bind off k-wise.


Block both pieces.

On the right leg piece, with the wrong side facing upwards and the cuff at the top, fold the vertical edge of the right side in towards the left side, and sew onto the back inner edge of the left k8 border so that the two vertical edges overlap over the k8.  Reverse for left leg.

For each: fold the cuff over the top, and beginning 2” from the top of the folded cuff, sew on four buttons 2.75” apart as measure from the center of the button down the middle of the overlapped border.

Elastic may be woven through the ribbing at the top of the cuff and under the arch of the foot.

Happy Knitting!

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