These easy to knit cuffs are so romantic, yet so practical. I love to type when I'm wearing these, as they keep my wrists warm without restricting finger movement at all. Since they are knit side to side, they can be knit in no time on a pair of straight or circular needles. I like to cast on with provisional cast on and join the cuffs with kitchener stitch for a seamless join. If this is beyond your level of experience you can still cast on and bind off and sew them together, wearing the seam on the underside of your arm.
My inspiration (and the name) came when I wanted to knit my dog'Monk's physical therapist a pair of gloves with yarn spun from his fur. I knit most of the cuffs with handspun merino, then trimmed it with Monk's fur..."Monk Trim". His therapist's name is Cassy, so they became Cassy's Cuffs. I've knit this pattern many times and love to knit them. The white ones in the third photo are knit from Plymouth's "Baby Llama Glow", one of my favorite commercial yarns. It is 95% baby llama, 5% stellina silver glitz. The white version at the bottom is knit in superfine merino handspun aran weight. These are the ones I wear all the time...so soft and cushy! I spun the yarn long draw from the fold for the loftiest possible yarn. They have worn very well indeed.
I give two versions: Long and Short. Long is 9 inches long, short is 7 inches.
4.5 sts per inch, 9 rows per inch in garter stitch.
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When I was 5, I saw a wall of wool, colors arranged in spectral order and it was all over. Mom taught me to knit soon thereafter. Both my parents were artists so they taught me all I could hold. When it comes to yarn in any form I simply cannot resist. Since then I've shown my knitted wearable art, written two books on knitting/spinnig and teach spinning on the national level.