Wet Coast Boot Cuffs: free pattern

I like sturdy rubber boots for west coast rainy winters. I buy mine in the boys' section, usually. But I also like to wear them with skirts and tights -- so I need pretty boot cuffs! These knit up in an afternoon. Enjoy!

I used acrylic yarn for these, and they didn't even take 1 ball. Use up scraps, change colours, bust your stash and fill yer boots!

Wet Coast Boot Cuff pattern:

Worsted weight yarn (wool, wool-blend or acrylic)
4.5 mm (US 7) dpns (can use a small circular needle for most of this, but after you reduce it can be a bit tight, so I prefer dpns)

One size fits all (women).

CO 54 stitches on dpns or circular needle and join to work in rounds, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker if desired, so you remember where your rounds start.

Knit about 5 cm (2 in) in 1x1 k/p rib pattern (k1, p1).
Next, knit one round straight (no purling).

Start eyelet lace rounds:
Row 1: On next round, *k2tog, yo* and repeat until the end of the round.
Row 2: Knit 2 more rounds.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 five more times.

On the next row, knit reduce for bottom cuff: k7, k2tog till end of row (should be reduced by 8 st -- 48 st total).

Purl in 2x2 rib (k2, p2) for about 2.5 cm (1 in).

BO loosely and weave in ends.


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