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coronet

Coronet by Cheryl Niamath

These cuffs do double duty, keeping your ankles warm and making a playful fashion statement at the same time. Show them off with your boots or skates, make some for the Derby Girls in your life, or keep them quietly to yourself under your jeans. These cuffs are made from luxury yarns, but will last much longer than socks because there are no toes or heels to wear out.
There are two versions of this pattern, both based on the same stitch pattern idea, but each taking that idea in a different direction.

Coronet Light is a delicate, understated cuff with a scalloped top and a dimply texture. Made from a silk/wool blend, the cuffs are lightweight but warm.

Coronet Bold is quick to knit. A simpler project than Coronet Light, these cuffs are chunky with bobbles and ridges and really make a statement. Knit in soft, lofty baby alpaca, they're perfect for fall and winter, or as holiday gifts. 

Coronet Light

Sizes

One size. Finished measurements: 6 inches long, 8.5 inches around top (unstretched--will stretch to 9.5 inches), 6.5 inches around ribbed section (unstretched--will stretch to 9.5 inches).
To adjust size, increase or decrease by multiples of 6 stitches. Each 6 stitches will change the unstretched circumference by 3/4 inch.

Yarn

Handmaiden Yarns Great Big Sea (50% silk, 30% wool, 20% seacell; 273 yards [250 meters] / 100 g ) color: Smoke, 1 skein

Needles

US #2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 DPN
US #6 (4 mm): 1 DPN

Notions

Tapestry needle

Coronet Bold

Sizes

One size. Finished measurements: 6.25 inches long, 8.25 inches around top (unstretched--will stretch to 10.5 inches), 7 inches around ribbed section (unstretched--will stretch to 10.5 inches).
To adjust size, increase or decrease by multiples of 6 stitches. Each 6 stitches will change the unstretched circumference by 1.5 inches. For finer adjustment, consider working this project using a different yarn weight.

Yarn

Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Sport (100% baby alpaca; 109 yards [100 meters] / 100 g) color: Deep Purple, 1 skein

Needles

US #8 (5 mm): set of 4 DPN

Notions

Tapestry needle

Coronet Light

Pattern notes

Kfbf: knit into the front and back and front of a stitch to increase 2 sts

Dimple stitch in the round (worked over a multiple of 6 sts)

Rnd 1: *K1, kfbf, k1 sl k2tog psso, k1, rep from * to end of rnd. [Hint: count to make sure you have the correct number of sts on each needle after working this rnd. It's easier than you think to miss a psso and throw the whole pattern off.]
Rnds 2-4: Knit
Rnd 5: *K1, sl 1 k2tog psso, k1, kfbf, rep from * to end of rnd [see hint above]
Rnds 6-8: Knit

2x1 Rib: *k2, p1, rep from * to end of rnd
1x1 Rib: *k1, p1, rep from * to end of rnd

Instructions

Using smaller needles, CO 66 sts and distribute over 3 DPN with 24 sts on the first and second needles, and 18 sts on the third. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist stitches. Purl one rnd, then work 3 reps of Dimple Stitch pattern (24 rounds total).

Work 2x1 Rib until piece measures 5.25 inches from CO edge (approx. 30 rnds).
Work 6 rnds 1x1 Rib
BO using larger needle.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Coronet Bold

Pattern notes

Kfbf: knit into the front and back and front of a stitch to increase 2 sts
MB (make bobble): k into front and back of the next stitch; turn, p3; turn, k3; turn, p3; turn, sl 1, k2tog psso
2x1 ribbing: *k2, p1, rep from * to end of rnd
1x1 ribbing: *k1 p1, rep from * to end of rnd

Instructions

CO 36 sts and distribute evenly over 3 needles (12 sts per needle). Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist stitches.
Rnd 1: Purl
Rnd 2: *K1, kfbf, k1, sl k2tog psso, k1, rep from * to end of rnd. [Hint: count to make sure you have the correct number of sts on each needle after working this round. It's easier than you think to miss a psso and throw the whole pattern off.]
Rnds 3-4: K
Rnd 5: *K5, MB, rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 7-8: K
Rnd 8: P
Rnd 9: Same as fifth rnd
Rnd 10: K
Rnds 11-18 (or until cuff measures 5 inches from CO edge): work 2x1 Rib
Rnds 19-21: Work 1x1 Rib
BO all sts tbl.

Finishing

If your bobbles seem a bit sloppy, you can perk them up by taking the loose stitches on either side of each bobble and pulling them over the bobble. This "strangles" the bobble and makes it sit nicely.

Weave in ends.

About the Designer: Cheryl Niamath

cheryl niamathCheryl Niamath lives and knits in Vancouver, Canada. Her designs have appeared in Knotions, knitscene, and Interweave Knits.  See more of her designs and ideas on her website www.fetchingknits.thruhere.net or find her on Ravelry as CherylN.

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