Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Basic Cup Cozy

I knit these in the round on dpns. If you must, you could also easily work them flat and the sew up the side seam. I used a 12oz. hot cup for my model. If you wish to use a smaller or larger cup, adjust accordingly. Remember that you don't want the cozy loose. It needs to be... well, cozy!

With worsted weight yarn, cast on 42 stitches on size 6US dpns. Work in K2,P2 ribbing for approximately 2.5-3 inches. Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends. There it is...that simple.

Now for some variations...I hate to get bored.
  • Any stitch pattern that has a lot of stretch will work. Here are a few I have used successfully:
- 1x1 rib
- 2x2 rib
- 3x1 rib
- broken rib
- 4st cables
- mock cable
  • Embellishments are fun...just keep it simple enough so they don't get in the way of holding the hot beverage.
  • This is a great chance to use up odds and ends.
  • I like wool best for its insulation qualities.
  • Double strand lighter weight yarns to make it thick enough.
  • Use your imagination...the wilder, the better!