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Want to wish all of my lovely followers a safe, happy & healthy New Year!
There is nothing new about my NYE as I plan to party as I normally do. At home in my sweats, order some Chinese take out & knit something awesome.

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Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged anything! Life has been hectic, crazy, great, stressful & everything in between. I’ve taken some time to study, research,jot & test my own patterns for my shop. Soooo on this beautiful fall day I thought I would pop in & share a free beginner lace knit boot cuff pattern to say thanks for hanging in there with me & dealing with my sporadic appearances on this blog. I can’t make any promises but hopefully I will manage to be a bit more consistent with my updates 😉

This boot cuff pattern is knit on straight needles and then seamed together using the wonderful seamless mattress stitch Please keep in mind I am far from an expert nor am I a very
experienced knitter. If you happen upon any mistakes within this pattern my apologies in advance 😉
If you have any questions/ suggestions in regards to this pattern please do not hesitate to bring them to my attention. I am unsure if this cuff can be worked in the round. If you happen to figure that out and would like to share…that’d be great! 😉

Pattern Notes:
Pattern is worked in multiples of 10 + 1
It is recommended to take measurements of calf circumference to be sure of proper fit. If you find cuff too snug around try going up a 1/2 to a full size needle.

Supplies:
Size 6.0mm straight needles
Worsted weight yarn of your choice. I would recommend staying away from novelty yarns as the details of this lace pattern may become lost. A flat wool or blended yarn works nicely.

Terms:
K-Knit
P-Purl
BO- bind off
Yo – yarn over. Wrap yarn over from back to front before knitting next stitch ( stitch increase)
Co – cast on.
Sl 1- slip one stitch purl-wise from left needle to right needle
K2tog- knit next two stitches together
Psso- pass slip stitch over. with left needle grab the slipped stitch from right needle and pass it over the k2tog just made. ( stitch decrease)

Pattern:
CO 51 stitches using the long tail cast on method
Row1. K1 *yo,k3,sl1,k2tog,paso,k3,yo,k1* repeat *-* to end applies to each row.
Row 2 & even rows: Purl all stitches
Row3. K1 *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2*
Row 5. K1 * k2,yo, k1, sl1,k2tog,psso,k1, yo, k3*
Row 7. K1 *k3,yo,sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4*

Repeat these 8 rows 2x’s more for a 5 in length cuff. Add additional repeats for desired length.

BO on last purl row (8) leaving a tail long enough to stitch side seam.

Happy knitting!

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versatile-award

Wow!  I feel honored to be nominated for this award.   I would like to thank  11-year-old Nirvana… blogger/writer/crafter  over at  Nirvana’s Pocketful.  What a wonderful blog she has….I encourage you to visit and check out her work.

The rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated me for the award

2.  Share 7 random facts about myself

3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the versatile bloggers award  (and tell them about it)

7 Random Facts

Hmmmm something you don’t already know about me…… let’s see….

1.   I am a trained gymnast although do not practice this awesome sport any longer.  I can however still manage a cartwheel…and trust me this is  astonishing at my age! hahahaa
2..   I could literally survive on a diet of yogurt and cheese!  No joke!
3   My nicknames include KeKe, LuLu and Gladys Cravitz … the latter I have absolutely no idea why! lol
4.  I dislike french fries (very much) … but love baked potato  (w/sour cream and chives)
5.   Aside from my wonderful hubby (goes without saying)  my sisters are my best friends…we laugh over stuff no one else would understand.
6.  I am afraid (putting it mildly)  of spiders like no other human on earth! hahaha…well except my daughter, Tay who literally loses consciousness at the sight of a spider. (can’t imagine where she picked up that trait…. or rather, WHO scared her so badly over a HUGE  spider in her  hair when she was only 5 years old….hahahaha…yeah I did that!)    In my defense the spider was  ginormous and was tangled up in her long hair. YUK!
7  I put hot sauce on EVERYTHING I eat..including scrambled eggs, tuna fish and pizza.  If you have never tried dipping cheese pizza in hot sauce and ranch dressing you MUST!  YUM!

Here are my 15 very talented and fun Blogger Nominations in no particular order…I read and enjoy every single one.   (Check them out….you will be very glad you did!) :

1. Cupcakes and Sailors

2. funkari

3. Cursing and Crafting

4.  knitnrun4sanity

5. Ron Scubadiver’s Wild Life

6.  Marryl All Write

7.  crayons and milk

8.  the little pomegranate

9.  Buzy Day

10.  notjustknitting

11.  Happy Offerings

12.  A Quiet Riot

13.  Nuts And Bolts

14.  forestmtnhike

15. For the Knit of It

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