Introduction: Knit Cuffs

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I wanted to knit something up that was quick and cute.  This is very simple knitting pattern and you only know how to knit and purl to do it.

You will need:
Yarn: I used Homespun (my favorite for scarves, hats, etc) in color Lagoon
Knitting Needles: size 15 or other big size
Big Buttons: 2 per cuff (matching optional) if they are too small they won't work well.
Plastic Canvas Needle for size 7 plastic canvas

Start by casting on 12 stitches.
Row 1: knit
Row 2-?: Alternating knit purl.  Each row should end on a purl.
When you have it as long as you want it, I went until I could wrap it around my wrist so the ends would just touch without stretching it.  I wanted it to stretch around my wrist when it was done so it would be snug.
Knit the last row.
Cast off after knit row.

By alternating knit and purl, you get a nice ridge pattern so it's not just flat.

Hide your ends and grab your buttons.  Use some of your yarn and your needle and tie on your buttons on one end of the cuff.  Put them near the corners and close to the edge.  

For the button holes, I just picked two spots near the corners of the other end of the cuff and just stretched the stitches a bit to form the holes.  This should work out well if you used big knitting needles since there will be bitter spaces.

Done.  Put them on and button them up :)


Dusk Shadows (author)2012-04-12

that will keep me warm in the winter

For sure :D

beadinggem (author)2012-01-15

What a wonderful idea to make in cotton for sports fans!

Sounds like a good idea to me!

mikeasaurus (author)2011-12-11

tough-guy cuffs with a home-spun twist!

crowsfromgod (author)mikeasaurus2012-01-16

Haha yes! I was thinking the same thing. Great knitted accessory for dudes.


susanrm (author)2011-12-12

Nice and cozy!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)susanrm2011-12-15

Yes, very :)

Crafty Cathy (author)2011-12-12

Very cute idea!

garnishrecipes (author)2011-12-12

Oh neat! I've got to try this during my usual knit-TV routine :)

I'm excited that the instructions are beginner friendly too- I only knit-purl scarves, and this looks totally do-able. Love the buttons!

It's very basic; you'll have no trouble and it is fun to just knit without thinking about it while watching TV.

sunshiine (author)2011-12-11

These are adorable! I think I found something I could actually make with a pattern. I am so beginner on this. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day!

Thanks! Yes, these are really easy to make. I'm not a fancy knitter, but I like to make do with what stitches I know.

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