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Cabled Cuff

The Cabled Cuff on an arm.

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Chunky Cuff:

When I was trying out the Double Cable stitch, it occurred to me that the stitch pattern was about the perfect width for a little knit cuff that could serve as a wristwarmer or just a cool piece of knit jewelry.

Mine is worked in cotton, so it's warm but not incredibly stretchy. If you go with cotton you might need to add another repeat or partial repeat of the pattern to make it fit your wrist. Or knit it in wool for an even warmer cuff that has more stretch built in.

Materials:

  • About 6 yards Bule Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton (I used color Sky), or any medium-weight yarn of your choice
  • one pair size 7 US knitting needles
  • cable needle (optional)
  • scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

5 stitches and 5 rows per inch in cable pattern. Gauge is not critical.

Size:

Cuff is 2.75 inches wide and 7 inches long unstretched. Will fit a small wrist, or add more pattern repeats as needed.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 14 stitches.
  2. Work in cable pattern for 5 repeats or until desired length.

    Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7: (wrong side) Knit 3, purl 8, knit 3.

    Row 2: Purl 3, slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back, knit next 2, then 2 from cable needle, slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front, knit next 2, then 2 from cable needle, purl 3.

    Rows 4, 6 and 8: Purl 3, knit 8, purl 3.

  3. Bind off and cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to sew cast-on and bound-off edges together. Weave in ends.

Note: you can make these cables with or without a cable needle, as you choose.

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