Wednesday, October 15, 2014

homespun cabled boot cuffs ~ in the round

Today's diversion from the seemingly endless job of 
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

To fit most, up to a calf circumference of 16 inches.

Circumference of boot cuff, unstretched:  approximately 12 inches
Length of boot cuff:  approximately 8 inches

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
12 sts /16 rows = 4 inches
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.

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.


  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.

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

  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.

  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

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

  9. Very cute. I've been looking for just the right cuffs. How many stitches should I increase for a bit bigger circumference?


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