Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Finished: His and Hers Coffee Cozies


Notice: These knitting patterns are based on the cozies I previously completed from Twisted Fibers Designs, whose website and ravelry page have been down for over a year. These are my versions of the patterns based on what I remember.

These are both really quick and easy basic cozies, and I really love them. They're really perfect for gifts or if you like sitting in front of a window/fire during the winter.

I first knitted these as a beginner and I found them terribly hard and confusing so don't be put off if you're also new and can't get the hang of it - it's the perfect project to learn how to cable, knit, purl, and switch back and forth between them all.


The "his" is the basketweave cozy and the pattern is easily adapted if your mug is larger than mine.


The "hers" is a cabled XO pattern with a cute border around the edge.


Both can be adapted fairly easily and certainly one is no more masculine or feminine than the other. You know, just in case you weren't sure. :-)



This is the first time I've ever written a knitting pattern so please let me know if something is unclear or if you have any questions.





Basket-weave Cozy
I didn't do a gauge for this, nor do I have recommendations for yarn or needle size (though I did knit this originally on straight needles size 6, worsted weight yarn). This can all be adjusted depending on the size of your mug. If you want to add width, make sure you add in sets of 4. (For example, to go up a size, cast on 16 stitches and add an extra alternating block.)

Cast on 12 stitches
Rows 1: K4, P4, K4
Row 2: P4, K4, P4
Repeat rows 1 and 2 six times.

Row 9: P4, K4, P4
Row 10: K4, P4, K4
Repeat rows 9 and 10 six times.

Repeat the above until your cozy reaches the desired length. Bind off. Sew a button on one end.
Create an I-cord long enough to loop around the button and sew it on the opposite end.
And there you have it!
(I hope.)


XO Cable Cozy
Like the above, I do not have a gauge or any recommendations. The pattern below fits a smaller mug, but I adjusted it to fit a larger mug (seen here) by adding extra purls on either side of the cable.

C4B: Put two stitches on a spare needle and hold it in the back. Knit two stitches, then knit the two stitches from the spare needle.
C4F: Put two stitches on a spare needle and hold it in the front. Knit two stitches, then knit the two stitches from the spare needle.

Cast on 16 stitches
Row 1: K2, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K2
Row 2: K4, P8, K4
Row 3: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2
Row 4: K4, P8, K4
Row 5: K2, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2
Row 6: K4, P8, K4
Row 7: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2
Row 8: K4, P8, K4
Row 9: K2, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2
Row 10: K4, P8, K4
Row 11: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2
Row 12: K4, P8, P4
Row 13: K2, P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K2
Row 14: K4, P8, K4
Row 15: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2
Row 16: K4, P8, K4

Repeat the above until you've reached the desired length. Bind off. Sew a button on end.
Create an i-cord long enough to loop around the button. Sew it on the opposite end.
And you're done!

6 comments:

  1. The original website is down permanently. How can I get this pattern?

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  2. it appears neither patterns are available on her ravelrys's webpage :[.. Is it possible you would share the patterns?

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    1. Oh no! I might have the patterns at home, and if not, I think I can recreate them or at least something similar. Check back in a day or two, please!

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  3. ahhh you're the best!! thank you so much for sharing these with us!! <3

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    1. You're welcome! I'm so happy you love them!

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