Uan Boot Cuffs by Erineen Designs

Uan Boot Cuffs

November 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 360 yards (137 - 329 m)
XS-XXL (Fits 12.5" to 23.5" circumference)
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Bundle Alert—Buy both the Uan Boot Cuff and the Wee Uan Boot Cuffs to get 50% off of the second pattern. No coupon needed.

Uan is the word for lamb in Gaelic, and when I created these little boot cuffs, I knew they needed an equally dainty name.

I have always had a soft spot for sheep. They are cute, sweet and they make wool! As William Morris said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This is something I strive for in my life.

These boot cuffs check both boxes: useful and beautiful. They are perfect for gift knitting or for a quick little project for yourself. This pattern, written in six sizes, is easy enough for a confident beginner but engaging enough for a more advanced knitter. Be sure to check out the Wee Uan Boot Cuffs for the smaller folk in your life.

Whether you make one pair or a whole flock, my hope is that you enjoy every stitch with these little sheep. Life is stressful; your knitting doesn’t have to be.

US 1 (2.25 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm), 40” (100 cm) circular needle or needles needed to get gauge

Note: I used magic loop, but you can use whatever works for you.

Suggested Yarn: Nature Spun, Sport weight, 1 skein in each of 2 colors100% wool; 184 yards (168 m)/50 grams or any sport weight yarn of your choosing

Sample pair knit in XS uses color Charcoal (MC)/Natural  (CC) approx. 80 yards (73 m) of MC and 70 yards (64 m) of CC.

Gauge: 28 stitches/28 rounds = 4” (10 cm) square in colorwork on larger needles.

Other Notions: Darning needle, stitch markers.

Special Techniques:
Knit & purl, colorwork, cast on & bind off.

Sizes/Finished Circumference:
XS (S, M, L) (XL, XXL):  11.5 (13, 14.25, 17) (20, 22.75)”; 29 (33, 36, 43) (51, 58) cm

Boot Cuffs worn with approximately 1” (2.5 cm) negative ease.

Finished Height:
Approx. 5.5” (14 cm)