Coronet

These cuffs do double duty, keeping your ankles warm and making a playful fashion statement at the same time. Show them off with your boots or skates, make some for the Derby Girls in your life, or keep them quietly to yourself under your jeans. These cuffs are made from luxury yarns, but will last much longer than socks because there are no toes or heels to wear out.

There are two versions of this pattern, both based on the same stitch pattern idea, but each taking that idea in a different direction.

This pattern appears in Knotions Winter 2008 and instructions are also included below.

Coronet Light

One size.

Finished measurements: 6 inches long, 8.5 inches around top (unstretched– will stretch to 9.5 inches), 6.5 inches around ribbed section (unstretched– will stretch to 9.5 inches). To adjust size, increase or decrease by multiples of 6 stitches. Each 6 stitches will change the unstretched circumference by 3/4 inch.

Materials:

Yarn: one skein Handmaiden Yarns Great Big Sea (50% silk, 30% wool, 20% seacell, 273 yards / 250 metres per 100 g /3.53 oz skein). Colour shown: Smoke.

set of 4 2.75mm DPN

1 4mm DPN

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 30 sts + 40 rows=4 inches in st st

Pattern notes:

Kfbf: knit into the front and back and front of a stitch to increase 2 sts

Dimple stitch in the round (worked over a multiple of 6 sts)

*K1 kfbf k1 sl k2tog psso k1* repeat to end of round. [Hint: count to make sure you have the correct number of sts on each needle after working this round. It’s easier than you think to miss a psso and throw the whole pattern off.]

work 3 rounds st st

*K1 sl 1 k2tog psso k1 kfbf* repeat to end of round [see hint above]

work 3 rounds st st

2×1 Rib: *k2, p1* repeat to end of round

1×1 Rib: *k1, p1* repeat to end of round

Instructions:

Using smaller needles, CO 66 sts and distribute over 3 DPN with 24 sts on the first and second needles, and 18 sts on the third. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Purl one round, then work 3 repeats of Dimple Stitch pattern (24 rounds total).

Work k2p1 rib until piece measures 5.25 inches from CO edge (approx. 30 rounds).

Work 6 rounds k1p1 rib

BO using larger needle.

Finishing

weave in ends

Coronet Bold

One size.

Finished measurements: 6.25 inches long, 8.25 inches around top (unstretched– will stretch to 10.5 inches), 7 inches around ribbed section (unstretched– will stretch to 10.5 inches). To adjust size, increase or decrease by multiples of 6 stitches. Each 6 stitches will change the unstretched circumference by 1.5 inches. For finer adjustment, consider working this project using a different yarn weight.

Materials:

Yarn: one skein Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Sport (100% baby alpaca, 109 yards / 100 metres per 100 g / 3.53 oz)

set of 4 5mm DPN

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 sts + 20 rows=4 inches in st st

Pattern notes:

Kfbf: knit into the front and back and front of a stitch to increase 2 sts

MB (make bobble): k into front and back of the next stitch; turn, p3; turn, k3; turn, p3; turn, sl 1, k2tog psso

2×1 ribbing: *k2, p1* repeat to end of round

1×1 ribbing: *k1 p1* repeat to end of round

Instructions:

CO 36 sts and distribute evenly over 3 sts (12 sts per needle). Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

1st round: Purl

2nd round: *K1 kfbf k1 sl k2tog psso k1* repeat to end of round. [Hint: count to make sure you have the correct number of sts on each needle after working this round. It’s easier than you think to miss a psso and throw the whole pattern off.]

3rd and 4th rounds: k

5th round: *k5, MB* repeat to end of round.

6th and 7th rounds: k

8th round: p

9th round: same as fifth round

10th round: k

11th to 18th rounds (or until cuff measures xx inches from CO edge): work 2×1 ribbing

19th to 21st rounds: work 1×1 ribbing

BO all sts tbl.

Finishing

If your bobbles seem a bit sloppy, you can perk them up by picking up the loose stitches on either side of each bobble and pulling them over the bobble. This "strangles" the bobble and makes it sit nicely.

Weave in ends

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