Alison Crowther-Smith

‘Joyce’ Cuffs


I really love these cuffs.  They are named after the woman who is the force behind ‘Spin-a-Yarn’ in Devon, which is a yarn shop like no other.

These cuffs are really a very simple knit.  The joy (in the ‘Joyce’ – see what I did there…?) is that with a simple ‘feather and fan’ device at the fingers, over the hand, plus beads, plus a Kidsilk Haze colour-wash, we get a really subtle yet beautiful effect.

They are knitted flat, (though your pattern will include a knitted in the round option) and I rate these as easy.  They are also a quick knit, and 2 balls of Kidsilk Haze will make 2 pairs.

The design is less flamboyant than my usual cuffs, because, like Joyce, I wanted them to be elegantly understated and chic.  They are not flared, they form a comforting tulip shape over your hand, very cosy and almost modest – a first for me, in cuff-wear.

Much as I love the theatre of other cuffs I have designed, these are, I think, my most wearable. You know, for every-day decorative cuff-wear.  Bonus:  they actually keep your hand and wrist warm.  I know!

You will need 2 balls of Kidsilk Haze – ideally in shades that will ‘blend’, and 2.5 and 4 mm needles plus beads.

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