Lattice Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are a great way to achieve the look of chunky socks without the bulk. This pattern has no shaping, so it’s a good project if you want to branch out into cables. They’re knit in the round and are offered in seven sizes so you can make matching sets for family members. Plus, you can make them in multiple colors to change up your outfit or give them away as trendy but quick gifts.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Toddler (Little Kid, Big Kid, Ladies’ Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large) to fit calf circumference of 8 (9½, 11½, 13, 14, 16, 18)”

1” negative ease in kids’ sizes and 2” negative ease in adult sizes

Intended to be worn over tights or leggings. If you intend to wear them over jeans or other pants you may want to go up a size.

Shown in Ladies’ Small.

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in Cable Pattern in the round after wet blocking, using larger needles.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade 220 (100% Wool; 220 yards, [200 meters]/100 grams): 2415 Sunflower 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls.

Needles: US size 6 (4.0mm) and US size 7 (4.5mm): DPNs, or size needed to achieve gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers; tapestry needle; cable needle

Special Stitches

C4B (Cable 4 back) – Sl2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn.

C4F (Cable 4 front) – Sl2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.

CP4B (Cable purl 4 back) – Sl2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, p2 from cn.

CP4F (Cable purl 4 front) – Sl2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, k2 from cn.

Pattern Notes

Cables will give you a much tighter gauge than in stockinette. It is very important to get gauge in the Cable Pattern so your boot cuffs fit. Work your gauge swatch in the round and use a multiple of 6 sts for the swatch.

Pattern

Ribbing

With smaller needles and using the Long Tail Cast-On method, CO 48 (54, 60, 64, 76, 86, 98) sts, place marker to indicate beginning of rnd.

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnd 1, 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6) more times.

Inc Rnd: Maint ribbing, increase 0 (0, 0, 2, 2, 4, 4) sts evenly around – 48 (54, 60, 66, 78, 90, 102) sts.

Cable Pattern

Switch to larger needles.

Setup Rnd: *P2, k4; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 1: *P2, C4F; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *P2, k4; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: K2, *k2, CP4F; rep from * to last 4 sts k2, CP4F.

Note: This includes the first 2 sts in the next rnd. Ensure marker is replaced in the middle of the last 4 sts worked.

Rnd 4: K2, *p2, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rnd 5: *C4B, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: *K4, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: K2, *k2, CP4B; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, CP4B.

Note: This includes the first 2 sts in the next rnd. Ensure marker is replaced in the middle of the last 4 sts worked.

Rnd 8: K4, *p2, k4; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 1-8, 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) more times.

Ribbing

Switch to smaller needles.

Adult Sizes only

Dec Rnd: *K2tog, p1, (k1, p1) – (-, -, 15, 18, 8, 11) times; rep from * to end of rnd, (k1, p1) for sizes L and XL – 48 (54, 60, 64, 76, 86, 98) sts.

All Sizes

Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) more times.

BO Rnd: *K2tog, place st just worked back on left needle; rep from * until last st, cut yarn and draw through last st.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block.yarn ball
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