Hand knitting is a time-honoured way to liberate your inner wild, to be mindful, creative, content.
INNER WILD knitting patterns capture exactly how I made various Inner Wild designs so you can make them yourself.
It feels good to have space in our lives for growth and expansion and making something new in the world is so fulfilling. So while I’ve written these patterns showing you exactly how I made the original item at the same time I encourage you to loosen up, free your creativity and let your individuality shine.
♥ Liberate your creativity, make your own INNER WILD River Boot Cuffs & River Hat
♥ Super-easy patterns
♥ Choose to knit in the round or on a pair of needles, instructions given for both
♥ Instant Download
♥ Printable PDF
♥ All materials – needles, notions and yarn – you’ll need are included in the pattern.
INNER WILD River Boot Cuffs & River Hat – two patterns in one PDF
Some years ago a dearheart asked via my Etsy shop if I might knit her a pair of boot cuffs because her boots were gappy at the top. This is the design I came up with for her, knitted in any DK yarn or fingering / 4 ply held together.
Ribbing means you can wear them around your ankles or at the top of your calves with knee-high boots or wellies, pretty cabling hugs the tops. Increasing at the back of your calves makes them shapely.
All this flexibility means the Medium size works for both small, medium and large legs.
You can work your River Boot Cuffs in the round or on a pair of needles, instructions are given for both.
When testing the River Boot Cuffs pattern I discovered that just by using Aran yarn on bigger needles and decreasing at the end the same pattern creates a lovely, quick-to-knit, medium-sized hat. I photographed the prototype ‘River Hat’ and made these notes so you can make it too.
River Hat options:
The rib of the hat pictured was worked flat and the seam left open before joining in the round. You could knit this style brim in seed or garter stitch and make it longer for a Prairie bonnet look. Or just knit a classic hat 2 x 2 or 1 x 1 rib and make it a beanie. Try 6 rounds/rows instead of 12 or fold a longer rib over.
Avoid an increasing seam at the back and make your hat plumper by increasing all stitches across your last rib row with no further increases to make – create a beret by beginning the pattern from the rib onwards.
So many ways you can be creative, take the basic River Hat pattern in your own direction and play!
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