Boot Cuff Knitting Pattern : Vigilance

FREE cable boot cuff knitting pattern. Super cute boot cuffs to wear with your favorite boots. Available in 2 sizes! Knit them flat or in the round, you choose. + video tutorial.



Available Sizes: Two

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Knit in the Round OR Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Cable Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 55 – 75 yards {50 – 69 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

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

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles {Knit Flat}

Extras: Stitch Marker, Cable Needle


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}.



S/M 11″ – 13″ {28cm – 33cm} Calf Circumference {55 – 65 yards/50 – 59 meters}

M/L 13″ – 15″ {33cm – 38cm} Calf Circumference {65 – 75 yards/59 – 68 meters}



Measurements: 5″ W x 5 1/2″ {13cm x 14cm}

Gauge: 13 STS & 15 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 2.8oz {80g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the cable 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 “C4F” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 30 S/M {36 M/L} STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-3: *K4, P2*

Round 4: *C4F, P2*

Repeat rounds 1-4, 4 more times

Rounds 21-22: *K4, P2*

Round 23: BO loosely in pattern

Weave in the ends

Block, if desired

Knit the second the same as the first


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 30 S/M {36 M/L} STS

All ODD Rows 1-21 {WS}: *K2, P4*

Rows 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22 {RS}: *K4, P2*

Rows 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 {RS}: *C4F, P2*

Row 23: BO loosely in pattern.

Sew the side edges together.

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}

C4F – cable4front {Transfer 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the 2 stitches off the cable needle}

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

RS – right side

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side



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