First, of course, the purchase of the yarn and the needle game, both of which can be ordered directly in the shop and arrive within a few business days at the desired address. Once the material has arrived, the work can begin. For this, the desired number of stitches is divided by 4 and the stitches are punched or picked up with the needle play. The same number of stitches must be taken on all 4 needles. The 5th needle serves the actual knitting. The wool must, of course, be matched to the needles in the starch, so that a material which is also suitable for stockings is given out and the needle thickness 2.5 is assumed. Of course, this can also be changed according to your mood, for those who knit with a thicker yarn and thicker needles must adapt the stitch number accordingly.
For the mentioned yarn and needle thickness, approximately 20 stitches per needle i.e. a total of 80 stitches can be used. In this case, the cuff corresponds to the size 38. If you have particularly wide calves or want to knit the over-knees, you must also work with more stitches so that the cuff does not become too tight. Increases and decreases are not necessary for most of the gaiters in the wearer (and wearer) with a normal figure, so that they can be knitted in round stitches with the needle game and in right stitches until the desired length is reached. In the end, the stitches are just stapled off and the threads sewn, the cuffs are already finished.
Those who want to knit their cuffs not only in a smooth right, but in a pattern, must of course take into account that some patterns, such as rib or plait patterns, are pulling together. In this case, more stitches are required than indicated above. To determine the correct number of stitches, it is advisable to have a mesh sample and to measure the circumference of the leg or calf. The same is also true when knitting with a thicker needle and a thicker yarn.