Skating in the Streets by Meridith Shepherd

Skating in the Streets

November 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
Average (Plus) to fit calves up to 15 (18)”/38 (46)cm
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There is a certain freedom in abandoning your cares and lacing up a pair of roller skates and taking to the streets for a bit of afternoon fun. The feeling of the breeze on your face, and the speed of the scenery passing brings a smile to nearly every face. The Skating in the Street boot cuffs were named to celebrate this little luxury, and the cuffs themselves will add a touch of luxury to the top of any boot.

The Skating in the Streets boot cuffs were designed to create a very versatile boot topper. Sized in both standard and plus sizes, the cuffs can be customized to fit your needs. The cabled section is worked flat with a button closure. Picking up stitches for ribbing right along the edge of the cable piece creates a cuff that can be folded over the top of a short boot, or worn long over the top of a cowboy or mid-calf boot. You could even style them over the top of your roller skates for an even more fun look.

• The Plucky Knitter Bulky (Shown in Two Hearted) 2 skeins
• US 11 (8mm) needles
• US 10 (6mm) needles
• US 10 (6mm) DPNs
• Stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Yarn needle
•.75” (2 cm) buttons, 6

Average (Plus) to fit calves up to 15 (18)”/38 (46)cm

Finished Size
14 (17)” / 36 (43)cm circumference

Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires cabling either from chart or written instructions, knitting flat and in the round, creating buttonholes, and picking up stitches.

The Life’s Little Luxuries Collection is a series of designs that celebrate the little things in life that bring a smile to our face. Named for these little things, each design uses just one or two skeins of a special hand-dyed yarn, making them perfect quick projects for using a treasured skein. The designs will be released periodically, usually with two or three patterns being released at a time. They are priced at just $5.00 each, and will always be sold with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion. No strings attached, no coupon codes, just put three patterns in your cart, and one will be free. Afterall, it is the little things in life that make it special.

You can purchase the patterns as single pattern downloads, or as an e-book. At this point, the e-book is priced at $15, and includes the six patterns currently available in this collection. It will remain priced at $15 until new designs are added to the collection, at which point the price will rise to a maximum of $25. Those who purchase the e-book at $15 will receive all future patterns added to the collection without any additional cost, making this a great savings over time.