SIDE HUSTLE CUFFS use squishy garter stitch and short row shaping to create a unique cuff shape that gives your hands a little hug! Knit in 2 or more colors, these cuffs can be worked in DK weight yarn or fingering weight yarn held double to achieve gauge. These cozy warmers can be tucked into the sleeves of a long-sleeved shirt for just a bit of extra warmth.
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DK weight yarn in 2 or more colors. Fingering weight held double can be used in lieu of DK weight. Add stripes or color blocking as desired.
C1: Queen City Yarn Biddleville DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 250 yd / 229 m per 115 g, DK weight yarn.
C2: Queen City Yarn NoDa Sock, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g, fingering weight yarn held double.
C1: 97 (113, 129) yd / 88.5 (103.5, 118) m
45 (52, 59) g
C2: 17.5 yd / 16 m – all sizes
C1: 208 (241, 273) yd / 190 (220, 250) m
45 (52, 59) g
C2: 36 yd / 33 m – all sizes
Yarn estimate includes 10% buffer.
GAUGE & NEEDLES
22 stitches & 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, min. length 16” / 40 cm or size needed to get gauge
Spare needle in same size as working needle
FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE AT WIDEST POINT
Sizes 1 (2, 3)
7.3” (8”, 8.7”) / 18.5 (20.3, 22.2) cm
FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE AT WRIST
5.3” (6”, 6.7”) / 13.4 (15.2, 17.1) cm
6.5” (6.9”, 7.3”) / 16.5 (17.5, 18.5) cm
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, German short rows, 3-needle bind-off
This is a written pattern with a schematic.
EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Katie B., Janis F., Jen G., Laura G., Kathrin K., Laura L., Diem N., Marieke vB., & Kristen W.
From Katie B.
The Side Hustle Cuffs are a simple, clear, and customizable pattern with an infinite amount of possibilities! Shanalines Designs patterns always allow for personalization, and these cuffs are no exception. Simple and adjustable, this pattern is definitely one that I will return to again and again for the people in my life.
Katie B. test knit Side Hustle Cuffs.
From Marieke vB.
These cuffs work up extremely quickly, are quick to knit and make a great gift for anyone. They are a perfect introduction if you’re new to short rows in knitting. Shana’s patterns are always written clearly and easy to follow.
Marieke vB. test knit Side Hustle Cuffs. She has also test knit Doubled Up Hat and Shoulder Season and knit many other Shanalines Designs projects!