Knit Boot Cuffs

By  Grace Moffatt 

size: 6"x15"


  • Spinrite Caron Off White Simply Soft Yarn
  • Off white thread
  • STAEDTLER FIMO Chocolate Soft Clay


  • Knitting needles, 3.75mm
  • Cable needles or double-pointed needle, same size as knitting needles
  • Sewing needle
  • Clay roller

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, clay-dedicated baking sheet and oven, toothpick


BO: bind off
k: knit
p: purl
rep: repeat
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

  • 1. Cast on 29 sts.
  • 2. Row 1: K1, p1, rep for 6 more sts, then k for 12 sts, k1, p1, rep for 7 more sts.
  • 3. Row 2: K1, p1, rep for 17 more sts, k for 12, k1, p1, rep 6 more sts.
  • 4. Row 3: Rep Rows 1-2 three more times.
  • 5. Row 4: K1, p1, rep for 6 more sts, sl st 4 sts onto extra needle. K next 4 sts on right needle. Sl st 4 sts on extra needle to right needle. K for 4 more sts, then k1, p1, rep all way across.
  • 6. Row 5: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1-2. Rep Row 2.
  • 7. Row 6: K1, p1, rep 6 more sts, k 4 sts, sl st 4 sts onto left needle, sl st 4 sts onto extra needle, sl st 4 sts from left needle onto right. K 4 sts. K1, p1, rest of the row.
  • 8. Row 7: Rep Rows 1-7 until work measures 12-1/2".
  • 9. Row 8: BO. Sew ends together using yarn needle.
  • 10. Once ends are sewn together, weave in ends. Repeat for second boot cuff.
  • 11. Work clay in hands until soft and pliable. Roll 2" ball of clay into 1/2"-wide log. Cut six 1/2"-wide chunks from log; roll each into ball. Flatten slightly and evenly with roller. Poke four holes in center of each button using toothpick. Bake on clay-dedicated baking sheet following manufacturer's instructions. Let cool.
  • 12. Attach three buttons to outer edge of each boot cuff using sewing needle and off-white thread.