Hello again! I hope you had a great weekend! With the first week of September officially under our belts, I felt like doing some fall crafting this weekend (despite Friday having been the hottest day of the year so far).
Today, I’m sharing with you a simple pattern to whip up some cute boot cuffs in no time – just in time to accessorize those cozy fall outfits we all love 🙂
For this pattern, you will need to know how to knit in the round on double-pointed needles, and how to cable. If you’re new to either of these techniques, this is the perfect practice project (try saying that 5 times fast!): its small, easy to handle, and if you do find that you messed up somewhere, you won’t lament having to tear out hours or days worth of work.
Cabled Boot Cuff Pattern
- 1 skein of bulky (weight 5) yarn – I used Charisma in Taupe
- set of 5 double-pointed needles size 10.5
- stitch marker
- cable needle (optional*)
C4F – Slip 2 stitches purlwise to a cable needle, and hold to the front of the work. Knit 2 stitches from the left needle. Knit 2 stitches from the cable needle.
CO 36 and distribute evenly between 4 needles.
Rounds 1-6: Place stitch marker and, being careful not to twist work, join and work 6 rounds in K2, P2 rib.
Round 7: [K1, P2, K4, P2] 4 times.
Round 8: Repeat round 7.
Round 9 (Cable Round): [K1, P2, C4F, P2] 4 times.
Rounds 10-13: Repeat round 7.
Round 14 (Cable Round): Repeat round 9.
Rounds 15-18: Repeat round 7.
Round 19 (Cable Round): Repeat round 9.
Rounds 20-23: Repeat round 7.
Round 24 (Cable Round): Repeat round 9.
Rounds 25-26: Repeat round 7.
Rounds 27-32: Work in K2, P2 rib.
Bind off. Weave in ends. Make 2.
*The reason I say a cable needle is optional, is that some people find its easier and faster when doing small cables like these to slip the stitches around on the working needles and skip the cable needle all together. When you reach the C4F, from behind, slip right needle into stitches 3 and 4 of the cable. Using your right thumb to hold stitches 1 and 2 of the cable against the right needle and keeping stitches 3 and 4 on right needle, slide all 4 stitches off left needle. Insert left needle into stitches 1 and 2, then slip 3 and 4 from the right needle back onto the the left needle. Knit across all 4 stitches. It sounds a lot more complicated than it really is, I promise. Check out this great video to watch how it works.
I hope you give these boot cuffs a try. I get so many compliments on them! If you do give this pattern a go, I’d love to hear from you and see pictures of how they turn out! Have a great week!