Monday, December 24, 2012

a free boot cuff pattern just for You

 
 
 
To thank you all for coming by throughout the year
with kind and encouraging comments,
here is a pattern I made for some knitted
boot cuffs.
I wore them today to church with a skirt, leggings,
and boots,
and they kept me quite cozy despite the cold weather.
 
 




 

homespun cabled boot cuffs
 
SIZE
To fit most, up to a calf circumference of 16 inches.
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference of boot cuff, unstretched:  approximately 12 inches
Length of boot cuff:  approximately 8 inches
 
MATERIALS
Bulky weight yarn; approximately 150 yards
US #11/8.0 mm straight needles
US #10/6.0 mm straight needles
cable needle
tapestry needle
 
GAUGE
12 sts /16 rows = 4 inches
PATTERN NOTES
Boot cuffs are a great looking, stylish addition to your wardrobe.  They knit up quickly, making them perfect for gift giving as well.  I have knit them with straight needles, but the pattern could be easily converted to circular knitting by omitting the selvedge stitch at the beginning and end of each row and adjusting the knit and purl stitches accordingly.
 
DIRECTIONS
With US 10 needles, loosely cast on 38 stitches.  Work in 2 x 2 rib as follows:
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):  Purl 1,*knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Rows 2 and 4 (RS):    Knit 1, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
 
Switch to US 11 needles.  Begin cable pattern as follows:
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (WS):  Purl 1, *knit 3, purl 9; repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Rows 2 and 6 (RS):  Knit 1, *knit 9, purl 3; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 4 (RS): Knit 1, *slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, knit 3, purl 3; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 8 (RS):  Knit 1, *knit 3, slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, purl 3; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Repeat this 8 row cable pattern three times.
 
Switch to US 10 needles and work in 2 x 2 rib as follows:
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):  Purl 1,*knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Rows 2 and 4 (RS):    Knit 1, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.   
 
Bind off in pattern.  Sew seam using mattress stitch and weave in ends.
 
**This pattern is specifically for personal use only**--Thank you so much, Deb.

 

33 comments:

  1. Nice boot cuffs....but I want to know the brand of those boots....I really like them.

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    1. Thanks, they're B.O.C {BORN}, style 'Ashlyn' from several years ago; you can find similar ones here: http://www.supershoes.com/BOC-Womens-callen-black

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  2. This is a great pattern; thanks so much.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours Deb!

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  4. Merry Christmas Deb, Thanks for all the work you put into Homespun living...love the coziness of it along with all the projects, recipes, and decorating you offer your readers. Blessings in 2013.

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  5. Merry Christmas Deb, Thanks for all the work you put into Homespun living...love the coziness of it along with all the projects, recipes, and decorating you offer your readers. Blessings in 2013.

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  6. Anonymous5:35 AM

    Merry Christmas deb, thank you for sharing this lovely pattern, it's summer here in Australia I will be pulling out my needles to get some made for winter xxBrenda

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  7. Merry Christmas to you, Deb! Thank you for this pattern - so, so cute. This is a perfect birthday gift-for-my-son's-girlfriend next month. And thank you for the inspiration from your blog - the projects, the practical ideas, and the peace it exudes. Happy wishes for your 2013!

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  8. Pammie9:21 PM

    Thank you, Deb, for the beautiful pattern ! I'll probably make these for my daughter - she would love them. I enjoy your blog so much. Merry Christmas !

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  9. Hope your Christmas has been happy!
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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  10. Thank you, Deb! My older girls just came home with one pair they had bought in a new boutique. They were quite expensive little things! I'm thrilled to be able to make up four pairs for my girls. (and me, too) ;o)
    I hope you and your family had a very Merry, blessed Christmas.

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  11. Great look...warm and stylin'! :)
    Thank you for the pattern!
    Blessings!

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  12. Charming cable pattern... perfect for my daughter and daughter-in-law. Thanks so much. And I love your "simpler" decorating style... much like mine. May you have a gentle, joyous 2013.

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  13. Love the cuffs! Wish I could knit. That's the one thing I never learned. Your work is so lovely. Maybe I need to learn?
    Hugs for the New Year,
    Dru

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  14. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Thanks so much for the darling pattern! Can't wait to make it for my daughter. :)

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  15. Thank you so much for this pattern; I have been looking high and low for one that is cute like these. :) What weight of bulky yarn did you use? I have a 5 oz. and am wondering if that may be too bulky. Thank you again! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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  16. Anonymous12:33 PM

    thank you so much for the great pattern. the yarn you used has such a lovely color/sheen. may i ask what it is?
    thank you again!

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  17. How much fun! Thank you.

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  18. These are gorgeous! Very sophisticated with the cables, and perfect for a snowy day!

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  19. Oh I love these. Thanks for the pattern. I am determined to learn how to cable as this is the perfect project for me to try.

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  20. What yarn did you use for these, and what is the color?

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  21. Can you tell me what yarn you used tfor these, and what the color is?

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  22. Help! What am I doing wrong? I cast on 38 stitches as per the directions, but no matter what I do I don'tt end up with one purl stitch on either end. IF I start with one purl to begin, I end up with a single knit stitch at the other end. Somehow the count doesn't end up right. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Lori,
      I’m sorry you’re having problems with the pattern—let’s hope I can help.

      DIRECTIONS
      With US 10 needles, loosely cast on 38 stitches. Work in 2 x 2 rib as follows:
      Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Purl 1,*knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
      Rows 2 and 4 (RS): Knit 1, *knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

      I’m hoping that if we add up the stitch count, it may help you find where the problem is.
      Row 1/3: Purl 1 = 1 st
      {Knit 2, purl 2 } x 9 = 36 sts
      Purl 1 = 1 st
      Total Sts = 38 sts

      If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to let me know.
      Thanks,

      Deb

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  23. Hello, thanks so much for the pattern it's lovely. I'm just 'graduating' to intermediate stage so to speak and just started cabling...what does WS and RS mean? I think I am missing something important...

    Thank you so much!

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    1. Rose, WS stands for wrong side, meaning the back of your work; and RS stands for right side, the front side of your work. Best wishes with it, Deb

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  24. Help! Please, can you help me figure out how to translate rows 4 and 8 into knitting in the round. I don't know where to start the cable. The problem is that I looked for my straight 10s and 11s for an hour and a half and can't find them, so have to use my long cables. Or, what is the name of the cable stitch you used? Maybe I can find a chart somewhere. I'm going to a gift exchange tomorrow and would like to knit this today. If it's too much trouble to do this, I understand and I'll try this some other time on straights. Thank you for the pattern.

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    1. Hi Ludmilla,
      I'm sorry you're having trouble with this. The name of the cable is a Braid Cable--an internet search should bring up some information and pictures, which will probably be more helpful than my attempts at explaining.
      I am assuming you left off the 2 selvage stitches and cast on 36 sts; so row 4 will start with slip 3 sts to cable needle and row 8 will start with knit 3 sts.
      Each cable panel is 12 sts and you will have 3 panels.
      Best wishes with it Ludmilla,

      Debbie

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    2. Thank you. Yes, I've omitted the edge stitches and knit the first 3 rows. I'm going to put this down until after Christmas, when there will be time to think through the pattern. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the coming year.

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  25. Oh, no. Did my comment disappear? I'm the one who asked about kntting in the round. Can't find my straight 10s and11s and would like a translation for rows 4 and 8, please, only if you're able to help me out. I definitely understand If you can/t or don't want to bother and I'll try the pattern when I have more time for sewing up than I do these days. Thank you for the pattern.

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  26. Some friends recently asked me to knit them some boot cuffs (4 pair!) and your pattern turned out so lovely. Thank you for posting this - they LOVE their new cuffs!
    Sarah in VA

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  27. Some friends recently asked me to make them some boot cuffs, as they didn't want to pay the high price for them in a boutique. Yours most closely matched the ones they wanted (4 pair!) and they turned out so lovely. Thank you for posting!
    Sarah in VA

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  28. What would the pattern be for knitting in the round please?

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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