In my creative frenzy, I was indecisive about what color yarn I should use, mainly because I didn't think I had enough of either of the yarns I liked. Then I had an epiphany, why not use both colors! That way, later, the cuff could be reversed for different outfits.
My cuffs are about 5 inches wide by 8 inches long. I used Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn and Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool on US size 10 knitting needles and cast on 44 sts, but you can easily adapt this pattern to use any color or weight yarn for a quick and easy stash buster project that will accommodate super skinny or fabulously full legs.
- two colors of leftover yarn from your stash (They should be a similar yarn weight.)
- dpn or circular knitting needles appropriate for the weight of your yarn
This design is worked in the round. With your first color, co any multiple of 4 sts. The length of the cast on edge should be about 3/4 of the circumference of your leg.
Rnd 1: *k3, p1* around
Rnd 2: *k1, sl 1, k1, p1* around
Repeat Rnd 1-2 until piece measures 3-4 inches from cast on edge.
Switch to the second color and work Rnd 1-2 for an additional 3-4 inches.
I ended up wearing my cuffs with the lighter side showing because it matched my poncho, but I'll definitely try the darker color with another outfit.