Mat my daughter’s request, I have begun to knit boot cuffs. Last year I knit some cabled cuffs in brown yarn, but she says they are too loose.
Now I have knit a new pair of cuffs which does not have a pattern, but I will write on this post how I made them.
Quick Boot Cuffs Pattern
I don’t have a gauge to report, and since I was trying to make these fit my daughter’s small legs, it was trial and error. After my third try, this size seems to be okay. I won’t know for sure until she receives them and tries them on with her jeans and boots.
This is how I knit the boot cuffs pictured on this page, which are small – like teen girl size. It will depend on the type of yarn used also – is it stretchy? Are you a tight knitter like I am? To make them bigger, cast on more stitches by 2’s. In other words, it’s a bit of trial and error.
- Using a size 6 US circular (9-inch) needle, cast on 34 stitches and join in the round. (DPN’s work too)
- Do a 1×1 rib (knit one, purl one) for approximately four inches – or to desired length
- When the vertical ribbing is done, knit one row around.
- Next, Purl 2 rows, Knit 2 rows 4 times, or more if the top needs to be longer.
- Bind off loosely
The loose bind off I used was a combination of the stretchy bind-off shown on Andrea Mowry’s video and a regular bind-off. I do one stretchy, with the extra yarn over, then a regular bind off – around.
The yarn used is Myak and I have to say it is the most beautiful yarn I think I’ve ever used. First of all, I LOVE that color, which is “Moss”. I really hated to use it for something like boot cuffs, but my daughter will take good care of them and not much yarn was used. I could actually make her a hat or scarf to match.
Here is what I’ve read about Myak yarn:
- It is naturally sourced from Tibetan yaks
- “The fiber is hand-combed from the soft undercoats with no harm to the animal” – taken from the tag on this yarn skein.
- The skein I used here is 100% from baby yaks
- 125 yards in this skein