{FREE} Fair Isle Boot Cuff Knitting Pattern : Sacrifice

This is a beginner fair isle knitting pattern. Knit with a super bulky yarn, so it knit’s up super quick! {plus video tutorial!}



Available Sizes: One

Size: 12″ – 15″ {30cm – 38cm} Calf Circumference

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Fair Isle



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 50 – 60 yards {48 – 55 meters} {Dominant Color}

Yardage: 25 – 30 yards {23 – 27 meters} {Accent Color}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles with a 16″ {40cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Marker  


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.  



Measurements: 6 1/2″ W x 5 3/4″ {16cm x 15cm}

Gauge: 9 STS & 14 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 3.4oz {96g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up, however you can wear them either way.

Knit using the fair isle knit stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle. I used HiyaHiya interchangeable needles with 3 1/2″ {9cm} tips.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

CO loosely, making sure your stitches slide easily. Too tight of a stitch will make these difficult to knit in the round. The first couple of rounds will be a little tight, but it gets easier as you go.



Click here to watch the “Fair Isle Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

{Starting with the dominant color}

CO 28 STS, PM, join in the round

Row 1: *K1, P1* Row 2-14 [all even rows] : with the dominant color *K*

Rows 3, 7 & 11: *with the dominant color K3 STS, with the accent color K1*

Rows 5, 9 & 13: *with the dominant color K1, with the accent color K1, *using the dominant color K3, with the accent color K1* repeat between the stars until you have 2 STS remaining, and then with the dominant color K2 STS

Row 15: with the dominant color *K*

Row 16: with the dominant color BO in K1, P1 pattern

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

Knit the second the same as the first.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch} KITR – knit in the round P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches} PM – place marker STS – stitches




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{FREE} Fair Isle Boot Cuff Knitting Pattern : Sacrifice


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