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« on: July 31, 2006 02:59:52 PM »

Hi everyone! I usually spend more time spinning than knitting but this heat wave has got me looking for simple projects like these. The cuffs were really easy to make and fun too considering warm, fuzzy knitting is out of the question this summer! They are made out of cotton and work up really quickly.



You can probably figure them out but if you want it, there is a free pattern posted in my blog:
http://www.keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006 03:05:40 PM »

I really, really like those!  I've been looking for something to do before going out and buying a bunch of stuff for  Christmas presents!  I'm checking out your website now!  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006 03:09:26 PM »

How rad!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2006 04:00:23 PM »

those are awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006 04:15:50 PM »

I love them!  Small project to take mind off mind-numbing big project?  Check.  Small project to use up ridiculous stash of Bernat Handcrafter cotton?  Check. 

Thanks for the pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006 05:17:50 AM »

those are so cute! I love cotton yarn!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006 09:13:02 AM »

Wow! Thanks so much for the positive feedback! I'm really glad I shared them. I love making (and wearing) cuffs!

I also wanted to add that if you go to my blog for the pattern and it's no longer on the front page, don't panic. There is a link to the pattern on the top right: "Free Patterns: Band cuffs"
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006 10:30:41 AM »

Eee! These are gorgeous and remind me of the ballband washcloths from Mason Dixon.  I'm making this fo' sho'!
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006 11:48:05 AM »

ive gotta try this!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006 11:50:54 AM »

seriously awesome!!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2006 12:03:26 PM »

I must dig out my dusty knitting needles and make these! lol Wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2006 12:39:12 PM »

mmm... I can see many band cuffs in my near future
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2006 12:53:00 PM »

I really like them! I found some cotton on sale for 99 cents so I now know what it was ment for! TY for sharing the link to the pattern!
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2006 01:23:20 PM »

oh my, I am definitely making these! >_<
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2006 05:13:50 PM »

Those are really cute. I'd love to knit one
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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2006 01:43:32 PM »

These are really cute, thanks for sharing the pattern.  I'd like to try to make them for a little girl (very skinny little girl).  Would I leave off stitches in multiples of 5? I'm trying to figure it out from reading the pattern, but math has never been my friend. 
Thanks!
Your yarn is really beautiful, too!
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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2006 02:06:01 PM »

I'm so glad people are making these! (And liking them! Wink) Craftsters are the best!

aliciasjoy - there are two ways to go to make a little girl size. Either reduce by five (or ten) like you already thought, but plus one. Meaning, the bands are repeats of five stitches with one slip stitch. So cast on 24 (or 18) and then just follow the pattern. The other way to go is make it into fours with the slip stitch being the fifth stitch. (meaning where it says "k5" only knit 4. Cast on 25 (or 20) stitches and follow it that way. Does this make sense?

The first way is easier maths but the second way will look better proportionally on a smaller wrist. Let me know if you are still lost. I can write it all out in a pattern to follow if you need it.
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2006 03:07:08 PM »

Thank you so much!  I get your explanation perfectly.  I'll try your second suggestion, I didn't even think about proportion.  I think she'll really like these.
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2006 09:45:07 AM »

Just started a knitalong for this
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111681.0
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2006 10:49:54 AM »

Whoa! I'm so flattered and honored to be a part of a knitalong! Thanks Bronxie!

I know it's dorky but I'm going to participate too.  Cool
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2006 07:20:10 PM »

I might have to find some time...
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2006 08:18:54 PM »

they only take about a half hour to knit up (well at least for me) so try it!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2006 11:08:03 PM »

so fun and bright! makes me want to be a knitter
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2006 07:45:36 PM »

And I love that you used sugar n'cream.  That's one of my favorite yarns, and I'm always looking for good projects to use up some of my leftovers.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2006 08:02:24 PM »

I like these but I don't wear many bracelets, still I'm tempted to make them because I'm in a knitting funk and I need something to finish that will sort of help me feel some accomplishment and well...they very cute.  I have lots of sugar 'n cream yarn too..I mean a LOT.
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2006 06:09:27 AM »

Very snazzy Smiley I love how bright and colourful they are! Just in time for Christmas presents, too  Roll Eyes Hmm!
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2007 07:44:21 AM »

Here's the direct link to the pattern on Knitwit's blog:
http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com/2006/07/band-cuffs-free-pattern.html.
As she wrote upthread, there's also a link on the front page of her blog to "Band Cuffs" (under "Free Patterns").

And here's the original Ballband Dishcloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting:
http://www.canadianliving.com/canadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=236610&idSM=307.

Ballband Cuff by Knitwit
(inspired by Mason-Dixon Knitting)

worsted-weight dishcloth cotton (Peaches & Crme, Sugar 'n Cream, Lion Cotton, etc.), approximately 10 yds. ea. of 2 colors
US #8 double-pointed needles

Pattern notes:
Cuff is worked inside-out.
MC = edges & slip stitches; CC = the reverse-stockinette bands (You can even work each band in a different color.) Do not cut the yarn when changing colors. Carry the unused color up the outside of your work (which will be the inside of the cuff).
Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in front.
For a cuff with only one band, after round 9 jump to round 16.
For a cuff with three bands, after round 13 work rounds 8-9 & 4-7. Then jump to round 14.

With MC, CO 30 sts. Distribute among 3 DPNs. PM & join in round.
Round 1: knit
Rounds 2-3: purl

Switch to CC
Round 4: p2, sl1, *p5, sl1* rep to last 3 sts, p3
Rounds 5-7: k2, sl1, *k5, sl1* rep to last 3 sts, k3

Switch to MC
Rounds 8-9: purl

Switch to CC
Round 10: *p5, sl1*
Rounds 11-13: *k5, sl1*

Switch to MC
Rounds 14-15: purl
Round 16: knit
BO. Weave in ends.
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