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 8 double-pointed needles

Cast on 48
(If you have really thin calves, go with 44 or 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!




21 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  5. Love them! I mainly crochet because it's faster but I think I could handle knitting these.
    Emily
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  6. FANTASTIC idea! Wow. I wish I could knit!

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  7. love it! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    Rachel

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  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

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  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! :)

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  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

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  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

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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  15. What method did you use to change colors?

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    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.

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