Boot cuffs or boot toppers, however, you want to call them, they are super popular right now. You can make your very own with your knitting looms. We give you two examples here, same pattern, two different looks. I will give 3 different sizes, follow the one that best fits the top of your calf.
Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom
Yarn: Approx 100 yards of yarn needed for a pair. Cable sample used Knit Picks Chroma worsted, Ribbed example shown in City Tweed Aran.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry.
Gauge: 10 sts x 20 rows= 2 inches in rib stitch (tested with the Chroma Worsted)
Pattern notes: Three sizes provided, S, M, L to fit the following top calf measurements 14 (16, 18). The knit stitch was used in the samples, using the e-wrap stitch will provide a much larger item. The ribbing allows for the boot cuff to stretch nicely over the boot. Special note should be taken with cotton yarns as this type of yarn doesn’t have any inherent elasticity. It is imperative to bind off loosely.
TW=Twist for the mock cable. Over 2 pegs–skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Knit peg 2. Remove stitch from peg 2 and hold it. Knit stitch from peg 1. Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Place stitch that you are holding on peg 1.
Using the ewrap method cast on 48 (52, 56).
Rnds 1-24 (1-26, 1-28): *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next rnd: p to the end of row
**Next rnd: *p2, k2; rep from * to end of rnd
Next rnd: *P2, TW; rep from * to the end of rnd. **
Rep from ** to **: 11 (12, 13) more times (for a total of 24 (26, 28 rounds ).
Bind off loosely.
Weave ends in.
You can wear the boot cuffs with the ribbing on the outside or the cables towards the outside.