Playin’ Games Cuffs

PG3Need a last minute knit? Try these cute little cuffs!

Many patterns have beautiful, inspiring stories of how they came to be. These don’t.

One night whilst out drinking with my workmates, one of the guys insisted that I knit him something. Anything, he said, even something small, small like…like a cuff! Yes, he demanded, knit me a cuff. And, being a few five dollar vodkas down (don’t judge me), I agreed. The next day, fuelled by the challenge of somehow knitting a ‘manly’ cuff, I designed a cuff with a moss stitch border and a small cable. Knitting on a tight gauge in a variegated blue and grey yarn, it looked pretty manly and stylish, even if I do say so myself. The workmate thought so too. So I decided to make some more….

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This e-book includes three different cuff patterns: ‘Checkerboard’. ‘Snakes & Ladders’, and ‘Go Fish!’. Each uses different techniques and are ideal for practising new stitches and combinations. The yarn you use depends entirely on the look you want your cuffs to have. Silk blends – like the Grignasco Champagne used in the sample – give a sleek, defined look, while the softer yarns like merino will convey a cuter look.

Pattern Details
Skill Level Beginner
Yarn Type 4ply
Needles 2.5mm
Ravelry Link Playin’ Games Cuffs
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Hipster Hat

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This pattern is super easy, super quick and super warm! It’s written for an 8ply yarn worked double, but you could easily substitute a 14ply.

Ravelry Link Hipster Hat

Pattern Details
Skill Level Beginner
Yarn Type 8ply or 14ply
Yarn Quantity 250m (8ply) 0r 175m (14ply)
Needles 6mm & 8mm
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Free Download Hipster Hat

Puppy Santa Hat

A quick knit using left over yarn, the Puppy Santa Hat is the perfect prop for Christmas photos or a present for a dog-lover. The brim and pom pom are made in 8ply yarn, giving them a bit of bulk, while the body of the hat is knit in 4ply, allowing the hat to flop nicely. Easily adapted to any size of dog.

To download pattern: Puppy Santa Hat

Pattern Details
Skill Level Beginner
Yarn Type Scraps of 4ply red and 8ply white
Needles 3.5mm
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Ravelry Link Puppy Santa Hat