I made these different on the top and bottom so you get a different look depending on which way you put them on. I also used variegated yarn so it would have the same effect. You can use a solid color if you want. But I like the look of having 2 different boot cuffs in one!
These are pictures with the smaller rib side up (you can see the cable pattern)-
Also notice the color difference because I used a variegated yarn.
Two-Way Boot Cuffs (by Kneed 2 Knit)
Yarn - a heavier worsted or a light bulky (I used a fluffy worsted) - aprox. 150 - 200 yds depending on how long you make them.
Needles - Size 6 double pt. or use the long circular method like I did.
Cast on (loosely) 64
(for a bigger leg - 72, for a smaller leg - 56) and join to knit in the round.
Knit a 2X2 rib (knit 2, purl 2) for 5 rows.
1. - Knit in a 4X4 rib (K4, P4) for 5 rows.
2. - Do a 2X2 cable (place 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold to the back, knit 2 from the left needle, then knit the 2 from the cable needle), P4, 2X2 cable stitch, P4 all the way around.
Repeat these two sections until you have 4 sections of the 4X4 rib and 3 rows of the 2X2 cable. THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXACT! You can add more if you want them a little longer.
Knit a 2X2 rib for 15 rows.
Bind off loosely and weave in tails.
You now have one side with a short rib and one side with a longer rib for a different look depending on which way you wear them.