Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spinning Batts Video including a Spinning Cuff Pattern

Spinning batts are a joy! I've been spinning several years now, and it amazes me how many spinners avoid batts because they are intimidated by them. Instead of writing it all down, I've created a video to show you. Enjoy!

Here's a simple pattern for a wrist cuff made using some scrap superbulky handspun yarn. It's best to use something soft and with a lot of texture, so that when you wrap you roving around your wrist, it doesn't slide around and fall off.

One Size

Height: 4 inches
Circumference: 8 inches

~10 yards Superbulky Handspun
1 set US size 13 circular needles
Crochet Hook to weave in ends


CO 22 sts
Join to knit in the round, place marker at beginning of round
Knit 8 rounds
On next round, K1, K2tog, Knit to end of round.
Knit 4 more round.
On next round, K10, K2tog, Knit to end of round.
Knit 2 more rounds.
Bind off loosely and weave in tails.

Copyright 2011. Dawn L.E. Riden. These patterns are for personal and non-profit use only. You may not sell items made from these patterns. You may make them for yourself, as gifts, or for donation to charity sales or auctions. And these patterns love being used for knitalongs or other organized knitting events that are free of charge.