How to Knit a Circle Lace Cuffcomments (6) April 3rd, 2014
I just finished and released a set of 10 cuff patterns that I was working on designing for the last few months-I love designing on a small scale, giving me the opportunity to play around with ideas without investing much time or yarn, turning experiments into wearable items instead of just swatches. This is one of the designs I played around with that didn't make it into the set because it works best with more than 10 yards of yarn and it didn't really fit with the rest of my cuffs. It's a little weird, but it's a great way to try out knitting lace on a nonintimidating scale and good for using up leftover yarn.
- About 15 to 20 yards of yarn (my example is worsted weight)
- Knitting needles appropriately sized for a tight gauge with your yarn (I used US size 6)
- Two buttons
- Tapestry needle
Size: The pattern includes small [medium, large] (size small is pictured). The only difference is the body is longer in larger sizes, and you can make the cuff a custom fit by moving the buttons in. A larger size can fit on a smaller wrist by making the straps overlap onto the body more, making the exact size unimportant, which is why gauge doesn't matter. So if you want to be sure your cuff will fit, choose a larger size/longer body.
- k = knit
- yo = yarn over
- k2tog = knit 2 together (decreases 1 st)
- p = purl
- sl = slip
- yf = bring yarn forward
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- yb = bring yarn back
- k3tog = knit 3 together (decreases 2 sts)
- kfbf = knit into front of stitch, then into back loop, then into front again (increases 2 sts)
- sssk = slip, slip, slip, knit 3 slipped stitches together (decreases 2 sts) (same as knitting 3 together through back loops)
- skp = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over (decreases 1 st)
- tbl = through back loop
- sk2p = slip, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over (decreases 2 sts)
- kfb = knit into front of stitch, then into back loop (increases 1 st)
- ssk = slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together (decreases 1 st)
To learn any of those techniques, you can check out knittinghelp.com, or search Google or YouTube for how-to illustrations and/or videos. The Internet is a fabulous place to learn knitting techniques!
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