Wednesday, October 15, 2014

homespun cabled boot cuffs ~ in the round


Today's diversion from the seemingly endless job of 
unpacking-and-putting-away
after our recent move
is reworking a boot cuffs pattern I published here in 2012.
There have been some recent requests for instructions for knitting them in the round so I have sat down at the computer
and given it a go.
Please, please be advised that I have not tested this out,
so proceed with caution.
Any feedback is welcome...happy knitting!






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 double point needles
US #10/6.0 mm double point needles
stitch marker
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.  The original pattern was for straight needles, but I have modified it here for knitting in the round.

DIRECTIONS
With US 10 dpn, loosely cast on 36 stitches.  Place stitch marker and join for knitting in the round.
Work in 2 x 2 ribbing as follows:
Rows 1 - 4:  *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to end of row/marker.

Switch to US 11 dpn.  Begin cable pattern as follows:
Rows 1-3:  *Knit 9, purl 3; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4 :  *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 end of row.
Row 5-7:  *Knit 9, purl 3; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 8:  *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 end of row.
Repeat this 8 row cable pattern three times.

Switch to US 10 dpn and work in 2 x 2 rib as follows:
Rows 1 - 4:  *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to end of row/marker.

Bind off in pattern. 


**This pattern is specifically for personal use only**--Thank you so much, Deb.

9 comments:

  1. I have a question for you. A long time ago you posted how to keep a knitted scarves from rolling on the edges. Could tell me again how that works? I would be most grateful.

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  2. I can't wait to make these! These will be great cable practice for me. Thank you!

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  3. That's a nice looking boot cuff, too bad it's too temperate here to require such a thing. It's lovely to see you here Deb.

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  4. I love these, I made a pair from your original pattern they are great. I can't believe you have moved already you must post about your new home xxBrenda

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  5. very cute, I so need to make myself a pair. Have to learn how to knit first though I think.

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  6. Thanks for this boot cuff pattern. Although I live in Arizona where they're not practical, I have 3 granddaughters living in Washington State and Christmas coming up. Great timing.

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  7. thanks so much - I had plans to knit up several pair of these for daughters and daughter-in-laws, so this is just perfect!

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  8. Thank you for such a beautiful boot cuff. I was wondering how I could convert these to worsted weight? Also what yarn did you use? It is a beautiful color!! Thank you so much.
    Robin

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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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