Entangled Boot Cuffs by Melissa Burke

Entangled Boot Cuffs

February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable stitch, unblocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
211 - 305 yards (193 - 279 m)
Cuffs fit calf sizes of approx 11.5, 12.75, 14, 15.25, 16.5” (29, 32.5, 35.5, 38.5, 42 cm) circumference. Overall boot cuff length approx 9.5” (24 cm)
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Step up your cold weather style with Entangled Boot Cuffs. With their longer length, Entangled Boot Cuffs work well with a variety of boots - from ankle to knee-high. Wear these versatile boot cuffs four ways: Cables up, cables cuffed over, ribbing up, or ribbing cuffed over. One pair of cuffs – four different looks!

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.


For your reference when picking a size to work, our model is wearing the 14” size. Her actual calf circumference with leg coverings is 14” (35.5 cm).

Carefully measure your calf to calculate what size cuff to work. Measure over the type or weight of leg covering (tights/pants) that you will likely be wearing with the cuffs. Take into consideration the thickness of a boot layer if you will be folding your cuffs over a boot top.

Also, keep in mind that this cable pattern looks its best when it is not overly stretched. If the fit is too tight, the twists will become distorted.

Always work a small sample to try on for size before completing an entire cuff.


Cuffs are worked in the round from the narrow ribbing down. A combination of 2x2 rib and cables add visual interest and stability.


  • Long Tail Cast-on
  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Cable stitches

The cable pattern stitches are charted, but the pattern includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.


A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Solid colors are recommended. Slight tonals will work, but variegated yarn will distract from the cable stitch pattern.


You will also need:
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch marker