Friday, June 22, 2012

Chunky Braid Cuff




  • size US 10, 6.0 mm DPNs
  • cable needle (abbreviated CN in pattern)
  • tapestry needle
  • approximately 30 yards of super bulky yarn
  • 1 button, at least 3/4" diameter
  • thread and needle to sew button in place 


  • this pattern was designed for a wrist that is 6.5" in circumference
  • measurements: 4" x 8.5" (not including loop for button) 


  • 15 stitches x 18 rows makes a 4" stockinette stitch square


  • Cast on 15 stitches
  • Rows 1 & 5 (right side): P3, K9, P3
  • Rows 2, 4, 6 & 8: K3, P9, K3
  • Row 3: P3, slip 3 stitches on CN & hold in front, K3, K3 stitches from CN, K3, P3
  • Row 7: P3, K3, slip 3 stitches onto CN & hold in back, K3, K3 stitches from CN, P3
  • Repeat rows 1-8 five times or until desired length. (You will want the overall length to be longer than your wrist circumference so that there will be some overlap.)
  • Cast off 6 stitches, making sure to continue with the pattern, K5, P3 (9 stitches remaining)
  • Cast off 6 stitches, making sure to continue with the pattern, P2 (3 stitches remaining)
  • Use remaining 3 stitches to create an I-cord by K3, slide to other end of the DPN, K3, etc. Knit an I-cord that is approximately 3 inches in length for a 3/4" button. Keep in mind that you will need to make the I-cord longer for larger buttons.
  • Cast off remaining 3 stitches, leaving a tail approximately 8" in length.
  • Wrap I-cord around to the back and sew in place using the end tail so that a loop for the button is created.
  • Weave in ends.
  • Attach button approximately 2" from starting edge.
  • Wash and block.

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