So a friend asks me, “Can you make boot cuffs?” And I’m all like, “What’s a boot cuff?”
Like a sock dickie or something?
I don’t see why not.
And I got to practice cabling which is fairly new to me. New in the sense that I’ve only done it on swatches and this one hat I made that rocks and I just realized that I haven’t posted it yet.
This yarn is a wool blend by Simply Caron. I used size 6 and size 8 needles (used a cord instead of double pointed needles), a cable needle, and a yarn needle.
- Cast on 68 stitches and divide them evenly on your needles (use corded needles or DPN).
- Making sure your stitches are not twisted before you join in the round.
- Ribbing Rows 1-4: on smaller needles: k2, p2, and repeat around.
- Increased Row: switch to larger needles and evenly increase by 4 stitches (or more if you like it slouchy. Just make sure the total number of stitches is divided evenly by 9): p3, k6, and repeat around.
- Cable Row 1: p3, k6, and repeat around.
- Cable Row 2: p3, slip 3 onto cable needle to the front, k3, k3 off the cable needle. Repeat around.
- Cable Rows 3-8: p3, k6, and repeat around.
- Repeat Cable Rows 1-8 at least 3 times. Then repeat Cable Rows 1-3 only once at the end of your desired length.
- Decreased Row: decrease evenly by 4 stitches (k2tog), or by how many stitches you increased in the first place. Roughly follow the p3, k6 pattern around as you decrease.
- Switch to smaller needles. Repeat Ribbing Rows 1-4.
- Bind off and weave in ends with yarn needle.
What do you think???