Barleycove by Aimee Alexander
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January 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
toddler (junior, adult small, adult large)
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Boot toppers (or cuffs) are the perfect winter accessory when wearing a skirt with boots. They knit up fast and they are surprisingly warm. You don’t have to tell anyone they are just cuffs… most everyone will think you have knit really gorgeous socks.

Barleycove is sized down, too, to make adorable baby legwarmers!

Instructions for the Barleycove cable panel are written and charted for personal preference. All measurements are given in US and metric.

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Yarn: 150 (200, 250, 300) yd / 140 (185, 230, 275) m of sport weight

Needles: You will need needles for your preferred small circumference knitting method (dpn’s, magic loop, etc) in the following sizes:

  • US 2 / 2.75 mm
  • US 5 / 3.75 mm

Notions: 3 (4, 5, 6) stitch markers (one of a different color to indicate beginning of round), tapestry needle for weaving ends

24 stitches and 32 rows to 4 in / 10 cm over stockinette stitch using larger needles

Toddler (junior, adult small, adult large)

8 in / 20.5 cm

Measure the calf of the leg at the widest part.

  • 7-10 (10-13, 13 -16, 16-19) in

  • 18-25 (25-33, 33-41, 41-48) cm