Speckled Slip Stitch Cup Cozy

Speckled Slip Stitch Cup Cozy

It’s been a while but here I am again! I can’t make any guarantees that I’ll be able to update this blog on a regular basis but I’ll certainly try.

It’s definitely an interesting time to be back here as there’s so much going on in the world right now (global pandemic, social unrest, etc.). I have to admit that I have found, once again, the comfort and solace in knitting to be therapeutic during this time. With Christmas being less than a week away, I’ve completely buried myself in my knitting. So far, I’ve completed one scarf, two beanies, and I’m currently working on a third beanie.

Sticking to the theme of “Christmas crunch time,” today’s knitting pattern is a quick knit that would make a wonderful stocking stuffer item.

I knitted this cup cozy back in November and it was based off of the Diagonal Cup Cozy pattern. This cozy should fit most standard size mugs. In the example shown, the mug is an 18-ounce mug so it’s slightly larger than the standard 12-16 ounce.

You would need two types of yarn in different colors and the yarn weight is worsted.

For this pattern, I decided to knit a button because I didn’t have one on hand.

Like the Diagonal Knot Mug Cozy pattern, the bottom edging was knitted in the round using the 1×1 rib stitch. The body of the cozy was knitted back and forth. Okay, are you ready to knit this?

Here is the pattern.

Materials

4 – US #6 DPNs
Knit Picks Brava Worsted
-Canary (Color A)
-Hunter (Color B)

Tapestry Needle

Pattern

CO 65 sts.

Edging

Round 1 (Color A): *K1, P1; repeat * to last st, K1.

Repeat this round until the edging reaches approximately 1”.

Body

Here you will begin knitting back and forth (flat).

Row 1 (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color B): k1, *sl1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 4 (Color B): k1, *wyif sl1 purlwise, wyib k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 5 (Color A): knit.
Row 6 (Color A): purl.
Row 7 (Color B): k2, *sl1 purlwise, k1; rep. from * to the last st, k1.
Row 8 (Color B): k2, *wyif sl1 purlwise, wyib k1; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-8 for a total of 20 rows. You should end with knitting Row 4. Depending on how tall your cup is, please modify the number of rows accordingly and be sure to end on the WS or even numbered row.

Knit the next row (RS) and cast on 20 sts at the end using the thumb method. Now turn your work and bind off purl-wise.

Using a yarn needle, sew the end of the cast on piece to the section located below the start of the cast on. This creates the button loop for the mug cozy.

Button

With Color B yarn, CO 15 sts then BO leaving a tail that is approximately 7” long. Create the button by rolling the strip into a ball.

Fasten the ball into place by using the tail of the yarn to sew the end of the strip.

Once secure, sew the ball onto the cup cozy (be sure you measure the distance of the button placement to the loop first).

Weave in all loose ends and TADA! You now have a brand new cup cozy!

Knitting Abbreviations:

wyib (with yarn in back): This term is used when the yarn is at the front of the work (after a PURL stitch has been performed) but has to be put to the back before the next action is performed.  Take the yarn from the front to back between the two needles.

wyif (with yarn in front): bring the yarn forward as if to perform a PURL stitch.

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Spine Stitch Coffee Cup Sleeve

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are having a great weekend, despite the frigid weather that has rolled in to the majority of the country. I wish I could say that my weekend has been great but unfortunately, it has not been.

Yesterday, while walking the dog, I tripped and severely rolled my ankle. After hearing a very loud “pop” I instantly fell to the ground and found myself not being able to get back up. With the assistance of some kind neighbors, I made it back home. Upon sitting down on the couch, the overwhelming pain finally set in which made me light-headed and on the verge of passing out.

I went to the hospital and after a few X-rays, I was diagnosed with a broken ankle. In fact, I had done such a great job breaking it that I managed to fracture both sides of the ankle, called a bimalleolar fracture. I left the ER with a splint, anti-inflammatory meds and painkillers with a pending surgery scheduled for early next week. I’ve never broken a bone before so this is definitely a new and scary experience.

bimalleolar fracture

In the meantime, I am stuck at home, hopped up on pain medication and being comforted by knitting and Netflix. While looking through my knitting notebook, I found a coffee cup sleeve pattern that I had written up a while ago. This pattern was designed using one of my favorite stitches, the Spine Stitch. In fact, I’ve knitted a cowl using this same stitch called the Spine Rib Cowl.

So, if you’re in the mood to knit something quick, then check out the Spine Stitch Coffee Cup Sleeve pattern below. This is a great opportunity to use up some leftover yarn from the holidays.

Spine Stitch Coffee Cup Sleeve detail green

Materials

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

Pattern

CO 40 stitches. Join in the round and make sure the stitches are not twisted.

Rd 1 (RS): *C2B, C2F; rep from * to end of row.
Rd 2: knit.

Repeat Rounds 1-2 for 15 rounds (you will end with Round 1). Bind off and weave in loose ends. View the tutorial below for more help.

Spine Stitch Coffee Cup Sleeve white

Spine Stitch Coffee Cup Sleeve green

 

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:

Materials

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

Pattern

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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Diagonal Knot Mug Cozy

Hello knitters!

A while back a fellow knitter asked me to write up a pattern for a mug cozy and since then I’ve been slowly, bit by bit, working on it. After trying out many (and I mean many) different stitch patterns, I finally found one that is to my liking.

This mug cozy was constructed using rib 1×1 stitch and diagonal knot stitch. The bottom edging was knitted in the round using the rib 1×1 stitch and the main portion was knitted back and forth using the diagonal knot stitch.

Diagonal Knot Mug Cozy

Below is the free pattern. Hope you all enjoy!

Materials

4-Size 6 (4mm) DPN
Approximately 25g of medium weight yarn (in the example I used Mission Falls 1824 Wool yarn in Oatmeal)
Large button
Yarn needle

Pattern

Bottom Edging

First we will begin by knitting in the round.

Cast on 65 sts.

Round 1: *K1, P1; repeat * to last st, K1.
Repeat Round 1 four more times. If you would like for the edging to be larger, feel free to repeat this row several more times (keep in mind the placement of your mug handle).

Main Body

Begin knitting back and forth.



Diagonal Knot Stitch

Multiple of 4 sts + 1

MK (Make Knot)=k3tog leaving sts on needle, yo, then knit same 3 sts together again.

ROW 1 (RS): K4, P1, *K3, P1; rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.
ROW 2: P4, K1, *P3, K1; rep from * to last 4 sts, P4.
ROW 3: P1, *MK, P1; rep from * to end.
ROW 4: repeat ROW 2.
ROW 5: K2, P1, *K3, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
ROW 6: P2, K1, *P3, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
ROW 7: K2, P1, *MK, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
ROW 8: repeat ROW 6.

Repeat Rows 1-8 as needed.

For this example, I repeated Rows 1-8 twice, then I knitted Rows 1-4 which was a total of 20 rows. Depending on how tall your cup is, please modify the number of rows accordingly and be sure to end on the WS or even numbered row.

Knit the next row (RS) and cast on 20 sts at the end using the thumb method. Now turn your work and bind off purl-wise.

Diagonal knot mug instruction 1

Using a yarn needle, sew the end of the cast on piece to the section located below the start of the cast on as shown above. This creates the button loop for the mug cozy.

Sew on the button in its appropriate place.

Diagonal knot mug instruction 2

Finally, sew up loose ends and you’re done!

diagonal knot mug cozy

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Celtic Plait Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern

Hello knitters,

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving holiday and was able to knit some during the break. If not, here’s your chance to start on a fun and short project. Due to popular demand, I’ve created another coffee cup sleeve pattern. This one is a little more complex than the first pattern but I think you all will enjoy it very much. It is absolutely gorgeous! Check it out:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celtic Plait Coffee Cup Sleeve
 
 
 

Materials

1 skein of medium weight yarn (shown above is Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue)
Size 6 (4mm) needles
Yarn needle

Pattern

*Note:  There are two ways you can cast on with this pattern. I used a provisional cast on which leaves one end with live stitches where you can invisibly graft the two ends together. Another option is to do a regular cast on technique and sew the ends together.

Cast on 24 sts.



Celtic Plait Stitch

ROW 1 (RS): P2, C4B, (P4, C4B) twice, P2.
ROW 2: K2, P4, (K4, P4) twice, K2.
ROW 3: P1, T3B, (T4F, T4B) twice, T3F, P1.
ROW 4: K1, P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K1.
ROW 5: T3B, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3F.
ROW 6: P2, K4, (P4, K4) twice, P2.
ROW 7: K2, P3, T3B, T4F, T4B, T3F, P3, K2.
ROW 8: (P2, K3) twice, P4, (K3, P2) twice.
ROW 9: (K2, P3) twice, C4B, (P3, K2) twice.
ROW 10: repeat ROW 8.
ROW 11: K2, P3, T3F, T4B, T4F, T3B, P3, K2.
ROW 12: repeat ROW 6.
ROW 13: T3F, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3B.
ROW 14: repeat ROW 4.
ROW 15: P1, T3F, (T4B, T4F) twice, T3B, P1.
ROW 16: repeat ROW 2.
Repeat ROWS 1-16.

Continue until sleeve reaches approximately 9″ (approx. 23cm). Bind off and sew two ends together or use kitchener’s stitch to graft two ends together.

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Woven Cable Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern

 

Hey knitters!

After a long and arduous week, the weekend is finally here. I’ve waited for this weekend for so long–yes, I am taking a week long vacation! Yay! To add to this, the next couple of days are supposed to be pleasant and beautiful 🙂

With cool weather just around the corner this means that pumpkins, hot chocolate, and chili season is to come. If you’re like me, you are going to be making even more frequent visits to your local coffee shop for that certain beverage that will warm you to your toes.

So I’ve knitted something neat to accompany your coffee cups: knitted coffee cup sleeves! Check it out:

Starbucks has got nothin’ on this!
Just kidding….I love Starbucks!

It’s time to be environmentally friendly by knitting yourself a reusable coffee cup sleeve.

Materials
1 skein of medium weight yarn
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles
Yarn needle

Pattern
*Note: There are two ways you can cast on with this pattern. I’ve chosen to use a provisional cast on which leaves one end with live stitches where you can invisibly graft the two ends together at the end. Another option is to do a regular cast on technique and later sew the two ends together.

Cast on 28 sts.

Woven Cable Stitch
ROW 1: knit.
ROW 2 and every alternate row: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.
ROW 3: knit.
ROW 5: K2, *C8B; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
ROW 7: knit.
ROW 9: knit.
ROW 11: K6, *C8F; rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
ROW 12: repeat ROW 2.
Repeat ROWS 1-12.

Continue until sleeve reaches approximately 9 inches (23cm). Bind off and sew two ends together or use Kitchener’s Stitch to graft two ends together.

Enjoy!

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