Broken Up Boot Cuffs by Amy Kenagy

Broken Up Boot Cuffs

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib (see note)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
152 - 210 yards (139 - 192 m)
12" (14") circumference, easily adjustable for smaller/larger
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These quick boot cuffs are an essential part of any boot-lover’s wardrobe. With two sizes and easily customizable instructions to fit a wide range of boots, you will find yourself wearing these often during the cooler months. With a long broken ribbed boot insert, and a fun, easy to lengthen pattern that wraps the top of your boots, the textures break up colors in variegated yarns with simple but eye catching stitches.

Finished Size: 12(14)” 30.5(35.6) cm circumference at widest point, 9.5(11.5)” 24(29) cm circumference at ribbed cuff unstretched. Should be worn with negative ease of 2 – 3” (5 – 7.6 cm) at the ribbed cuff. Length – 6.5(7.5)” 16.5(19) cm Circumference and length are customizable but may require more yarn.

Needle Size: US5 (3.75mm) and US7 (4.5mm) 24” circulars for magic loop or needles for preferred method of small circumference knitting. Adjust needle sizes to obtain gauge.

Yarn: 152 (210) yards 139(192) m of worsted weight yarn
Shown: Dancing Dog Dyeworks Waltz Worsted 218 yards (199m) in 3.91oz (111g) in Zen Garden


  • approx. 11/16 “ (1.75cm) on US5 (3.75mm) in Broken Rib from middle of ridge to middle of next ridge
  • approx. 8 rows = 1” (2.54cm) on US5 (3.75mm) in Broken Rib


  • yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • easy to remove opening stitch marker