A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)

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A Cuff with a Twist (of wire) Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Men, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • increase
  • slip stitches
  • wire working

Pattern Description:

This cuff bracelet draws its inspiration from someone I saw while riding on BART, once upon a time. He was a gentleman of a rather crunchy persuasion, and had a spiral of wire woven into the side of his chunky crocheted hat. I loved this little detail, so shortly after, I installed a wire spiral in a hat of my own, which remains one of my favorite accessories. In the back of my mind, though, I kept thinking about how cool it would be if the spiral were not just decorative, but actually served a purpose. Here, a hammered copper wire spiral functions as a no-sew alternative to a button in this easy-to-make seed stitch cuff. You will need only a tiny bit of a skein of sock yarn, so it's a great way to use up leftover yarn.


17 sts and 28 rows = 2 inches in seed stitch

Gauge is not critical in this project, as the length and width can be adjusted. Use larger or smaller needles as needed to give you a gauge you like.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length: 9.5 inches, excluding I-cord loop
  • Width: 2 inches


  • 1 set US #1/2.25mm double-point needles
  • safety pin or split-ring stitch marker
  • yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 10 inches of 14 gauge copper wire (or similar)
  • round-nose pliers
  • ball-peen hammer (optional)
  • bench block (optional)
  • doming block (optional)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

a small amount of superwash wool sock yarn

About Designer

About Designer

Lana Moore on craftsy.com

I live on an orange ranch with my husband and small daughter. Keeping a toddler happy is a full-time job, but I still manage to squeeze in some time to knit or draw or sew while she's asleep. Even though the days of crafting away an entire afternoon (ok, entire day) are gone, the joy of giving my daughter something I made for her by hand makes up for it.

I love the challenge of designing ...

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