These cuffs do double duty, keeping your ankles warm and making a playful fashion statement at the same time. Show them off with your boots or skates, make some for the Derby Girls in your life, or keep them quietly to yourself under your jeans. These cuffs are made from luxury yarns, but will last much longer than socks because there are no toes or heels to wear out.
There are two versions of this pattern, both based on the same stitch pattern idea, but each taking that idea in a different direction.
Coronet Light is a delicate, understated cuff with a scalloped top and a dimply texture. Made from a silk/wool blend, the cuffs are lightweight but warm.
Coronet Bold is quick to knit. A simpler project than Coronet Light, these cuffs are chunky with bobbles and ridges and really make a statement. Knit in soft, lofty baby alpaca, they’re perfect for fall and winter, or as holiday gifts.
One size. Finished measurements: 6 inches long, 8.5 inches around top (unstretched–will stretch to 9.5 inches), 6.5 inches around ribbed section (unstretched–will stretch to 9.5 inches).
To adjust size, increase or decrease by multiples of 6 stitches. Each 6 stitches will change the unstretched circumference by 3/4 inch.
Handmaiden Yarns Great Big Sea (50% silk, 30% wool, 20% seacell; 273 yards [250 meters] / 100 g ) color: Smoke, 1 skein
US #2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 DPN
US #6 (4 mm): 1 DPN
One size. Finished measurements: 6.25 inches long, 8.25 inches around top (unstretched–will stretch to 10.5 inches), 7 inches around ribbed section (unstretched–will stretch to 10.5 inches).
To adjust size, increase or decrease by multiples of 6 stitches. Each 6 stitches will change the unstretched circumference by 1.5 inches. For finer adjustment, consider working this project using a different yarn weight.
Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Sport (100% baby alpaca; 109 yards [100 meters] / 100 g) color: Deep Purple, 1 skein
US #8 (5 mm): set of 4 DPN
Kfbf: knit into the front and back and front of a stitch to increase 2 sts
Dimple stitch in the round (worked over a multiple of 6 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, kfbf, k1 sl k2tog psso, k1, rep from * to end of rnd. [Hint: count to make sure you have the correct number of sts on each needle after working this rnd. It’s easier than you think to miss a psso and throw the whole pattern off.]
Rnds 2-4: Knit
Rnd 5: *K1, sl 1 k2tog psso, k1, kfbf, rep from * to end of rnd [see hint above]
Rnds 6-8: Knit
2×1 Rib: *k2, p1, rep from * to end of rnd
1×1 Rib: *k1, p1, rep from * to end of rnd
Using smaller needles, CO 66 sts and distribute over 3 DPN with 24 sts on the first and second needles, and 18 sts on the third. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist stitches. Purl one rnd, then work 3 reps of Dimple Stitch pattern (24 rounds total).
Work 2×1 Rib until piece measures 5.25 inches from CO edge (approx. 30 rnds).
Work 6 rnds 1×1 Rib
BO using larger needle.
Weave in ends.
About the Designer: Cheryl Niamath
Cheryl Niamath lives and knits in Vancouver, Canada. Her designs have appeared in Knotions, knitscene, and Interweave Knits. See more of her designs and ideas on her website www.fetchingknits.thruhere.net or find her on Ravelry as CherylN.
Pattern and images © 2008 Cheryl Niamath.