Size: Fits a Paperchase mug - approx. 3¼" (8¼ cm) high & 3½" (8½ cm) in diameter
The Yarn: Left over bit of Noro Kureyon in 240 pinks and purples
Needles: set of 5 US5/3.75mm DPNs
Finished: 1/24 Garter Mug Cozies. It's a really nice looking pattern, but I thought $3.50 for a mug cozie sounded kind of pricey. If it was $2 I probably wouldn't have cared. I know that sounds silly, but right now that extra $1.50 is a deal breaker. So I decided to make up my own pattern.
CO 8 sts. Using the cable cast on method.
Divide the sts among 4dpns. Place marker. Join to knit in the round.
Row 1: K8 sts.
Row 2: *K to last st. on dpn inc. one st. Repeat from * 4 times.
Rows 3-16: Repeat Rows 1 & 2 7 times. (40 sts.)
Row 17: K across.
Row 18: Sl 1st. k to end. Turn.
Row 19: Sl 1st. p to end. Turn.
Rows 20-21: Repeat rows 18-19.
<-- start of Garter ribs. Odd rows are RS rows, even rows are WS rows. You can remove the marker now-->
Rows 22-31: Repeat row 18 10 times.
Row 32: Sl 1 st. k to end. CO 12 sts. Turn. (52 sts.)
Row 33: Repeat row 32 (64 sts.)
Rows 34-35: Sl 1 st. k to end. Turn.
BO all sts.
- The cable cast on makes for a smaller hole on the bottom.
- I like to increase by knitting into the stitch on the previous row. It is less visible than some of the other increases (doesn't leave any holes or bars). There is a good demo video on knittinghelp.com, just scroll down to KRL.
- The stitch marker is to help you keep track of the beginning of the row as you work in the round. Once you get to the garter ribs you're no longer knitting in the round, so the marker is unneccessary.
- If you want longer ties increase the number of sts. you cast on in rows 32 and 33. You can use the plain old backward-loop CO here.
- To block, soak in warm water. Then tie it around your mug while it was still wet so that it will retain the mug's shape when it dries.