Knit Boot Cuffs……..the Dickies collar of footwear.

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My sister asked me to knit her some boot cuffs to sport with her boots this fall/winter season.  I giggled as I searched for some ideas and potential pattern options for said cuffs.  And I figured this cuff would look pretty cool.  Silly concept but still fun.

Pattern:

Needles:  size US 8 16″ circular needles & US 8 cable needle or dpn (for 6 stitch cable)

Material:  I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn.  I LOVE cotton yarn.

Cast on 48 (small), 56 (medium) or 64 (large) and join placing stitch marker.

Work (k2, p2) rib pattern for 4 rows.  Then work the following pattern.

Rows 1-5: (k6, p2)

Row 6: (C6F, p2) [See pattern for c6f below]

Rows 7-9: (k6, p2)

Repeat this pattern 3 times.  Then bind off & weave in ends.   Make 2.

C6F Pattern:  What is it?  A left twisting cable stitch using, you guessed it, 6 stitches.  Super duper easy and so so pretty.

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  • Begin by slipping 3 stitches to the cable needle and bring the cable needle with its 3 stitches towards you.
  • Move the needle to the front of the work for C6F (see image above). Let the needle just chill there, you don’t need to hold it.

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  • Knit the next 3 stitches from the left-hand needle.

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  • Slide your stitches on your circular needle over so you don’t lose them! Yikes!
  • Pick up the cable needle with your left hand, and without twisting it, knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle.

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  • Put down the cable needle, pick up the left-hand circular needle and knit remaining pattern.  Yup, that’s it!  Pretty sweet huh?

Your finished product should look like this!

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Hope you love them!  I know my sister will!!!!

The bag that sent me to the ER!

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I love sewing and love bags even more so when I saw a class on Craftsy on how to make this adorable tote, I was hooked!  I feel in L.O.V.E. with this bag and had to learn how to make it!!!  Well big mistake because after I whipped up bag #3, I ended up in the ER with back spasms from being hunched over my sewing machine.  For 2 weeks straight!  Oh and running around taking care of my 2 little ones I am sure didn’t help any.  Oh well :)  Worth every stinking painful moment!

Bag #2, which is now my everyday bag! LOVE!!!!!

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Here is the bag I stopped working on before my ER randevu:

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Pretty awesome right?  Ugh I can’t wait to finish it!!!!

Here is the link to the class:  Quilt As You Go Patchwork Bags