Friday, March 1, 2013

Finish it Up Friday- Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs have been trending on Pinterest. The weird thing to me is, people are cutting off the sleeves of sweaters to have them be the cuffs!!! EEeek! I don't know about you, but I don't have any extra sweaters laying around. When Mary very generously shared this yarn her mother had hand spun my mind went straight to boot cuffs! The yarn had a bit of grey and a bit of brown making it all the more versatile!
I can wear these boot cuffs with my black riding boots, and black leggings
and my cowboy boots and jeans!
I put a shorter ribbing on the top and a thicker ribbing on the bottom. When I wear them with my tall boots I put the short ribbing up so more cable will show and because I don't want the cuffs to stick out as much. With my cowboy boots I flip them because I want more cuff to show!
Size 1 40 inch circular knitting needle
Fingering weight yarn. (Regretfully I do not know the yardage because it was hand-spun yarn, and not by me)
Cable Needle

Cast on 72 stitches. Join for working in the round with the magic loop method.
K2P2 rib for an inch and a half.
Switch to a K6 P2 cable for about 2.5 inches
K2P2 ribbing for an inch. 

The cable twists did regretfully make two tight spots in the cuffs and I have relatively large calves. I might have considered working 80 stitches but I was not going back. Once I had wet blocked them on these Costco size peanut butter containers they fit perfectly!


audrey said...

Ooh, I love these! I bet they're warm and wonderful!

beth said...

super cute. ;)

Tanya said...

Cute! So styling :-)

Anna said...

Those are seriously cute. Makes me want to try knitting again!

bandofbrothers said...

those are super cute!

Maggie said...

Cute... And versatile when flipped!