Diagonal Rib Coffee Cup Sleeve
Diagonal Rib Coffee Cup Sleeve

Diagonal Rib Coffee Cup Sleeve

Hello everyone!

Hope you all are doing well! Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I haven’t. I tend to be a procrastinator when it comes to shopping for the holidays. I guess it stems from the fact that I absolutely despise shopping. Every year I wait until the week of Christmas to brave through the crowd of other procrastinators to get what I need for my loved ones.

This year my plans are going to change a bit. I’ve decided that I am going to make everyone a gift! That’s right! No fighting my way through the masses or waiting for what seems like an eternity at the checkout counter or driving around the parking lot for thirty minutes trying to find parking. Every single person who is getting a gift from me this year is getting something handmade and I better not get any complaints either (sinister laugh)….

So for those of you who’ve decided to make/knit your gifts this year, Purl Avenue is the place to find your gift ideas. Continuing with my “Quick Knits” theme for the holidays (my first quick knit pattern was the Bamboo Stitch Cowl), I created the  Diagonal Rib Coffee Cup Sleeve pattern.

diagonal rib coffee cup sleeve

This coffee cup sleeve is perfect as a stocking stuffer or as an addition to any gift. It is super quick and very easy to knit and will fit most standard coffee cups! Here is the pattern:


1 skein (or leftover yarn around 20 yds approx. 18 m)of worsted weight yarn
4 US 8 (5mm) DPN (double pointed needles)
Yarn/Tapestry needle


CO 42 sts and divide sts onto 3 needles and join in the round.

Rnd 1-2: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 3: *K2, yo, K2, K2tog; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat Rnd 3 until sleeve reaches approximately 2.5″ (roughly 6cm) from the cast on edge or until desired length. For the next 2 rounds, repeat Rnd 1. Bind off and weave in loose ends.

Now you’ve got yourself a brand new coffee cup sleeve!

diagonal rib coffee cup sleeve

If you are interested in other coffee cup sleeve designs, check out my Patterns section! Keep posted for more Quick Knits to come!

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  1. Wanda

    Do you have the written pattern for the Diagonal Coffee Cup Sleeve done with regular “straight” needles? I would really appreciate it if you do. I have never used DPN’s nor have I ever tried cables, even though they are very pretty when done. Thank you in advance! 🙂

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