As a knitter and a designer, I find that I spend a lot of time swatching. Swatching to learn new techniques, to try new stitch patterns, to see what gauge I get. These little cuffs are the perfect place to swatch Roositud Inlay stitches and end up with a useful item, rather than just one more swatch floating around the house.
Worked in the round, using up small bits and bobs of leftover sock yarn, they also make great “stash busters”.
Arrow Head Fibers Basic Sock (75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 463 yds [423 m]/100 gr): Silver Fox (MC), 1 ball.
ArrowHead Fibers Sparkle Sock (75% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Silver Stellina; 463 yds [423 m]/100 gr): Lagoon (CC), 1 ball.
Size US 1 (2.25mm) needles, dpns or (2) 24″ (61cm) circulars or (1) 32” (81cm) circular needle for preferred method of small circumference in the rnd knitting.
Or size needed to obtain gauge
36 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
36 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10cm] in patt after blocking
7″(18cm) circumference and 6.5″ (16.5cm) long
Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers (one unique for BOR).
See our standard abbreviations.
- These cuffs are worked in the round.
- Cuffs use only small amounts of yarn, perfect for using up your leftovers.
- CC is held double throughout Roositud inlay pattern.
- To increase (or decrease) circumference, add (or subtract) sts in multiples of 4 to the cast on.
- To increase length, work more St st rows before and after the Roositud inlay chart.
- Roositud In The Round: Once you’ve worked the first round, CC yarn will be at the left of the chart. To work future even rounds, simply bring that yarn to the RS and to the first needed stitch. Don’t worry too much about tension yet. Once done with the Roositud part of that round, adjust the tension so it’s correct and continue working with MC.
CO 64 sts, pm for BOR, join to begin working in the rnd.
Rnd 1: K1, *p2, k2; rep from* to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Rep Rnd  9 more times (10 rnds worked).
Knit 5 rnds.
Next Rnd: K10, pm, k13, pm, k to end of rnd.
Chart rnds 1-13: K to m, sm, work Roositud Chart rnds 1-13 over next 13 sts, sm, k to end of rnd.
Knit 5 rnds.
Rep Rnd  10 times.
BO in pattern.
Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements.
About the Designer: Mary E. Rose
Mary learned to knit as a young child and it has had an impact on her life ever since. As a teen, when her friends were getting jobs at fast food restaurants, Mary worked at her LYS, where the hours and working conditions were much better.
As with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own.