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Boot tops

Postby Carolyn » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:47 pm

Got this book for Christmas and I love 'em

Knitted Boot Cuffs (Twenty to Make)


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need to get making :)

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Re: Boot tops

Postby DingleDel » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:02 pm

OOOh not seen that book before. I have made a few pairs of boot cuffs and I am currently knitting another pair, just cast on until I had enough stitches and made it up as I went along though.

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Re: Boot tops

Postby Carolyn » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Yeah I am doing the same, just never thought of doing them, so some ideas in there.

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Re: Boot tops

Postby DingleDel » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:16 pm

Can you knit on DPNs or a circular needle Carolyn? This is something I have never really tried, once again due to me being left handed and the way I hold the needles. I do feel I am quite restricted in which patterns I choose. Perhaps this is another challenge I should set myself.
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Re: Boot tops

Postby Carolyn » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:06 pm

I like to use circular if I can as it saves sewing it up. I actually started on dpns as I didn't have enough stitches to work with the circular, but once I did a few rows it is stretchier, and I used pull out some of the bit between the needles. I have just realised I could have done it this way:

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Re: Boot tops

Postby Ellen » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:33 pm

now look what you made me do!!
i had to order that book . Shame it's nearly all for thick wool .so now I've ordered some thicker wool too.
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Re: Boot tops

Postby LizG » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:51 pm

:roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Boot tops

Postby kenspeckle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:28 pm

I was hoping my niece might knit me some of these for Christmas but I was out of luck :lol: Maybe I should get her the book for her birthday next month, along with some wool as they look very cool!

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Re: Boot tops

Postby Carolyn » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:04 pm

Glad to be of service Ellen :) maybe the book will be a good idea Clare.

I made one - but have undone it as decided I wanted it on my short boots and it was more suitable for further up my leg where it is wider!

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Re: Boot tops

Postby Ellen » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:34 pm

How do you know it's the right size ? I made a pair , it's fine on the outside but how is the inside supposed to be?
Does the cuff come off when you take your leg out?

Did anyone try that pattern on page 16 ? what a horrible cable to make so stiff. mm I thought it was a quick project :cry:
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Re: Boot tops

Postby Carolyn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:04 am

I made mine too big, and have done some smaller ones for shorter boots. I have made sure that they fit around the boots, but pretty sure that taking the boot on and off will make them come off, so will need to straighten them when I have them on.


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