Friday, January 24, 2014

Free Reversible Knit Boot Cuff Pattern

So, you've seen the super cute boot sock look, right? I've had it in my head for quite some time that I wanted a pair or two. I periodically look when I am at town. I periodically think about making some for myself--either knitting some or using sweater sleeves or something, but there are always more pressing projects to finish. 

Well, now that all my Christmas knitting projects are finished, I had some time to just go ahead and knit  myself some. I've gone a little knitting crazy this winter; it seems that if I don't have a project going, then I feel a little lost, so these were a natural next project. I decided that I wanted a pair immediately rather than take my time to knit a more elaborate pair, so I came up with a nice, basic ribbed boot cuff, as opposed to an entire (unnecessary) boot sock. AND I had the foresight to realize that it'd be crazy efficient to make them reversible since only one side will show at a time.


They aren't much to look at just sitting there, but once you get the boots on them, I love my new boot cuffs.
And I should mention how crazy warm and nice they are for winter. I admit, I was in it for the look, but the boot cuffs are like little leg warmers inside the boots and so nice to wear with skirts when it cold outside.

 

Love them!







Want to make yourself a pair? They really are a very easy and fast project--a great start for newbies or a nice brainless project for more experienced knitters. 

Reversible Ribbed Boot Cuff
2 colors of worsted weight yarn
size US 8 double-pointed needles

Cast on 48  on 3 needles for knitting in the round
(If you have really thin calves, go with 44 stiches or use smaller needles. If you have larger calves cast on 52 or use larger needles)

Join to knit in the round. Do a Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing for 10 rows.
Knit for 11 rows then switch to your second color.
Knit 11 more rows.
Do a Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing for 10 rows and then bind off.

Weave in the ends and voila!






31 comments:

  1. These are so cute! And the reversible idea is brilliant. Thanks for a great pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cute, I love the look with the boots! I think I'm gonna go find a funky old nubby sweater at DI and cut off the arms and pull them on my legs...haha.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute, I love the look with the boots! I think I'm gonna go find a funky old nubby sweater at DI and cut off the arms and pull them on my legs...haha.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love these, but alas, I don't knit. Maybe I can talk my mother in law into making them for me! So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love them! I mainly crochet because it's faster but I think I could handle knitting these.
    Emily
    http;//www.domesticdeadline.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. FANTASTIC idea! Wow. I wish I could knit!

    ReplyDelete
  7. love it! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    Rachel

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are so clever! If I could wear tall boots and look cute in them, I would totally make some of these! ;-) Thanks for sharing at our All Things Thursday Blog Hop!
    Blessings,
    Nici

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the pattern!! I'm thinking about making these for my niece for Christmas. She wears boots a lot and might love these! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Are your size 8 needles in UK or US sizing? I knit with mm needles and size makes a big difference in the finished work. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  11. Are your size 8 needles in UK or US sizing? I knit with mm needles and size makes a big difference in the finished work. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  12. Please tell me the name of the colored, flecked yarn on the bottom, not the oatmeal color. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Birdie--sorry, I really have no idea what the names of those yarns are. They are both at least 10 years old. Sorry I couldn't help more.

      Delete
  13. The reversible is such a great idea! What length 8 US circulars did you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jill,
      I used 4 double-pointed needles rather than a circular needle.

      Delete
  14. How long did it take you to knit the set?

    ReplyDelete
  15. What method did you use to change colors?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Since the color change is hidden within the top of the boot, I simply tied a new color on, cut off the old one and continued on.

      Delete
  16. Do you have a straight needle pattern for these? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When knitting in the round, I used 4 strait, double-pointed needles, so that would work for you. I know there are some youtube videos that show how to do that.

      Delete
    2. I don't have double pointed needles, just two plain one pointed.

      Delete
    3. You could just knit them flat then. Cast on the same number of stitches, work a knit 2 purl 2 ribbing as directed, do the stockinette stitch, then the ribbing again. Then when finished, fold it into a cylinder and stitch it up. That would also work well.

      Delete
  17. I made a version of these in the chunky Lion brand Hometown USA yarn and they are soooo soft and warm. They're definitely something you want to wear with looser boots because of the thickness, but oh my gosh. They're amazing... for larger calves using size 13 circular needles, cast on 28 stitches. Join your round and work the 1st 5 rows k2 p2 for the ribbing. Knit rows 6-12. Switch colors and knit 7 rows. The last 5 rows k2 p2 for your ribbing. Bind off in the k2 p2 pattern. I recommend using a size 15 needle for the bind off row so they're not so tight. If you have smaller calves cast on 24 stitches.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Thanks for the tip. I'm sure loving mine and want to make more, so maybe I'll try some like you did. :)

      Delete
  18. I love your pattern !! But I have a question......What type of cast off did you use ?? My cast off ribbing looks different than my cast on. It's kind of loose and wavey. I feel like I've done something wrong. Yours looks the same at both ends...Help !!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know, honestly, mine looks different also; my cast off is a bit looser than my cast on. It isn't noticeable to anyone (probably) but me though. What I typically use for casting on is the "knitting on" method or the "long tail" cast on. I think I used the "long tail" method for these. http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on

      Then for casting off I used the "basic knit bind off." http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/basic-knit-bind-off-english

      I hope that helps!

      Delete
    2. Thanks for your quick reply. I actually used a stretchy cast on.....I think it's called a German cast on. I really liked it. I learned it when I made some mittens. After trying several different cast offs I did settle on the same one as you. The stretchy cast offs were too loose and again....kind of wavy. I think part of my problem was also the yarn. It makes a difference with the quality of yarn. I am enjoying making these and my girls absolutely love them Thanks for sharing !!

      Delete
    3. So glad you are enjoying. :)

      Delete

It is always fun to hear from our readers. Thanks for stopping by!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...