Hi-ohh! Do you know how to knit? I sorta can, but I'm still in the hands-tangled-in-yarn-and-cursing stage. This little coffee cozy is actual my second finished project ever. The first was my beloved, though slightly imperfect, twin striped dish towel. I'm so proud, I can't bring myself to actually use it to dry dishes.
Knitting has been a real lifesaver this winter. We've had heaps of snow and very little sunshine. Knitting keeps my fidgety hands occupied and helps clear my mind after a stressful day or bout of cabin fever. The process is rather hypnotic and soothing. I'm hooked. The growing stash of specialty yarns, calloused finger tips and stiff knuckles tell me so.
The coffee cozy pattern is by Elizabeth Murphy of The Sitting Tree. It's a super quick and simple knit for beginners. The only knitting skills it requires are casting on, binding off and the knit stitch. If you're clueless, don't fret. Did you know YouTube isn't just for laughing? It's for learning too! All this time, I've been using it watch hilarious videos of adorbs cats jumping into boxes and dudes getting kicked in the balls. It's time to get serious. I've switched gears and turned my attention to the highly instructional wisdom of Knitting Tips by Judy. This lady is my ace. She'll drop some serious knitting knowledge, and at first you'll be like, whoa, what? Pause, rewind. Pause rewind ... then all the sudden, a light bulb turns on and you're set. She helped me turn my cat's cradle into a button hole in no time. For Guidance: Casting on, knit stitch, binding off.
Knit Coffee CozyAdapted from Eliabeth Murphey's pattern.
Materials: 40g of worsted weight cotton yarn, Size 8 needles, 2 buttons, yarn needle for darning in ends.
Finished Measurements: 3" wide X 10" long. I used Sugar n' Cream Country Green cotton yarn because it's soft and easy to clean. I purchased the pretty oak tree branch buttons from Hindywood on Etsy ($8 for a set of 6).
With one strand of cotton worsted weight yarn, CO 12 and knit in garter stitch for 9".
K2, BO 3, K2, BO 3, K2
K2, CO 3, K2, CO 3, K2
Knit 4 more rows of garter stitch and BO loosely
Darn in ends and sew on your buttons.
+ If you're interested in knittery, please stop by my friend Dayna's knitting blog, Little Sparrow Knits. She's a knitting wizard and creates the most beautiful sweaters I've ever seen!