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Pattern: Seeded Boot Cuffs

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The first day of winter is coming up! I don’t know about y’all, but I’m super excited about boot season. I have more pairs of boots than any other type of shoe, and I am not ashamed of it. So to celebrate the beginning of cold weather, I wanted to try making a pair of cuffs to spruce up my old boots.

When it comes to basic stitches, I love the seed stitch. It has a fun texture, and it’s simple so I can watch TV while I knit. This pattern came about solely because I wanted my cuffs to have the seed stitch. I couldn’t find anything like it on Ravelry so this is my attempt to write a pattern.

This is actually my first pattern so if it’s hard to read or you find any errors, please let me know in the comments!

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Materials:

Measuring tape
Size 8 circular needles (36″ for magic loop)
Around 120 yards or 66 grams of worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart)
Stitch markers
Buttons of your choice
A sewing needle
Thread that matches your yarn
Tapestry needles for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

  • CO – cast on
  • st – stitch
  • k – knit
  • p – purl

Measurements:

Measure the largest area of your calf or your recipients calf, if it’s a gift.
Round to the nearest inch.
Subtract 4 inches from the measurement and cast on the required stitches based on the table below.

9″ – CO 52
10″ – CO 58
11″ – CO 64
12″ – CO 70

If you need a smaller or larger size, 6 stitches will equal about 1″ so add or subtract as necessary.

Instructions:

CO required amount of st

Join for knitting in the round and place stitch marker, if necessary

K2, P2 rib for 1″

***K1, P1 across row
P1, K1 across row

*Repeat from *** until desired length is reached

K2, P2 rib for 1″

Bind off

Weave in ends

Attach buttons in your preferred method

And that’s all there is to it!

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I loved how mine came out, but I’m gifting them to my mother-in-law for Christmas. I’ve been counting calories the past few months, and I’ve lost so much weight that they don’t fit me anymore! I can just whip myself up another pair later anyway.

At any rate, I hope that y’all enjoy the pattern. If you make your own pair, feel free to leave a comment with a link to your finished project. I would love to see them!

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3 thoughts on “Pattern: Seeded Boot Cuffs

    1. Thank you! 😀
      I’m opening an Etsy shop in the near future, and I’m hoping to make a few pairs of these to list. I’ll post an entry when I get it all set up, if you’re interested. 🙂

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