Saturday, February 9, 2013

How to: Cable Knit Boot Cuffs

 
Jeanie made these super cute boot cuffs using some basic cable knitting techniques. If you haven't tried cable knitting yet, we would recommend that you head on over to Instructables for a great tutorial. 
 

Supplies
  • Size 7 Double-pointed Needles
  • Cable Needle
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Yarn Needle


 

Special Abbreviations
 
C6B (Cable 6 Back): Slip 3 sts to a cable needle and hold to back of work. Knit the next 3 sts from the left-hand needle. Then, K3 sts from the cable needle.

C6F (Cable 6 Front): Slip 3 sts to a cable needle and hold to front of work. Knit the next 3 sts from the left-hand needle. Then, K3 sts from the cable needle.

K2tog (Knit two together)

SSK (Slip Stitch Knitwise): Slip stitch knitwise for 2 sts, then knit them together by placing left needle through the front of the two slipped stitches and knit off needle.
 
 
Instructions
  • Cast on 52 sts, join in round
  • Work k2, p2 until work measures 1½”
  • k2 Rows
  • Row 1: k9, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2, k9, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: k9, p2, k13, p2, k9, p2, k13, p2
  • Row 3: C6B, k3, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2, C6B, k3, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2
  • Row 5: k9, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2, k9, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2
  • Row 7: k3, C6F, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2, k3, C6F, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2
  • Repeat rows 1-8, then rows 1-4 once more
  • k2 rows
  • Work k2, p2, rib until measures 1½”
  • Bind off
  • Weave in ends using yarn needle.
  • Repeat full instructions for second boot cuff.
 
 
 

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5 comments:

  1. SUPER CUTE IS RIGHT!! Question. Should the second k9 in row 7 actually be k3, C6F? Thank you much for this pattern!

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    1. Yes, you are absolutely correct! Row 7 should read: k3, C6F, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2, k3, C6F, p2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, p2. Thank you so much for catching our error and letting us know! We appreciate it!

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  2. HELP. i am losing a stitch every time i decrease even though I am YO. So if I P2, then SSK then YO, I should still have 4 when I'm done? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. For example row 2, I purl, purl then those two purls go into my ssk so now i'm down to one, then I YO. So I start with 2 and end with 2, but I'm getting to the end of the row and there are 4 extra stiches than I have instructions for :(

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    1. call Katherine 360-794-6745 x120. I might be able to help you better over the phone.

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