Oncleows by Alex Tinsley
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September 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
90 yards (82 m)
This pattern is available for free.

For the record, “Oncleow” is the Old English root for the word “Ankle”…and it also sounds like you’re saying “ankle” with a mouthful of marshmallows… or fluffy pink yarn. Say it “On-Clows”.

I’m a big fan of running around in skirts and pretty shoes, but sometimes my ankles feel, well…naked. Left out. “Your wrists get barely practical little pulse warmers,” they cry, “why don’t we?”

Well, no more, little ankles! Your day has come. These little cuffs will keep you just a little bit toasty, for those times when it’s just a little bit cool.

Besides being cute, they’re a great use for those almost-too-little-to-be-useful skeins of pretty handspun that every spinner or handspun enthusiast is bound to have around somewhere. If you’d rather have full-on legwarmers, just make them a bit longer, or start with fewer stitches for wrist warmers if you’re more of a traditionalist.