Knit by Bit: free cabled mug cozy knitting pattern
In the dead of winter, I crave a little brightness. I crave the bright pops of color from flowers in the field and the smell of freshly mowed grass. I love the crisp greys of winter, but sometimes I find myself daydreaming of beaches. I try to channel that into my knitting projects – after all, what’s the point of making something for yourself if you don’t love it?
I’m a hot drink addict – tea, coffee, hot chocolate – you name it, I love it. I have a collection of mugs that’s always growing, but sometimes I find myself wishing it would stay hot just a little longer. I am famous for leaving cups of tea around until they get cold, having forgotten about them.
For this project, I grabbed some Spud & Chloe Outer yarn out of my stash. The Sunkissed shade brightened my day, and I knew it would brighter up my mugs too. It’s a super chunky yarn with a generous yardage, so you could make a whole set of these mug cozies with just one skein.
One skein of Spud & Chloe Outer yarn in any shade (the pictured shade is Sunkissed)
8 mm (US 11) double pointed needles (for the i-cord button loop)
For this pattern, you can choose to follow the cable chart below, or these written instructions. This mug cozy is knitted flat, and the button loop is created with an i-cord.
Cast on 27 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): P, k4, p2, k6, p, k6, p2, k4, p. (27 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: P, k4, p2, k6, p, k6, p2, k4, p.
Row 3: P, Cable 4 front, p2, Cable 6 front, p, Cable 6 back, p2, Cable 4 back, p.
Row 5: Repeat row 1.
Row 7: Repeat row 1.
Row 9: Repeat row 3.
Row 11: Repeat row 1.
After row 12, cast off. Knit about 5 inches of i-cord and sew to one side of mug cozy. Sew button to other side and weave in ends.
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Last updated: January 11th, 2016.