Friday, April 27, 2012

Lazy Needles

We went on vacation to Wyoming a couple weeks ago to visit family, I got 2 cup cozies done on the way up, but since then, I haven't gotten anything accomplished since. Ah well. I have been busy packing for the move to Wyoming, but I really need to get back to my needles. I'll post the pics of the 2 cozies later along with the patterns. :) Happy knitting and have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Springtime Coffee Cozy

Another cozy in the collection, it's starting to feel like a collection anyway. lol

I had this sock yarn that I had gotten on clearance and really didn't like for socks, the colors are just too out there for me, but it makes for a great cozy or 4.

I'm using Walk Away Sock Yarn by Yarn Bee, colorway Toe Hold
Size 2 dpn's

Cast on using provisional cast on, 16 stitches
Knit in garter stitch until piece measures approx 8-9 inches (20.3-22.9 cm)

Using knitted or cable cast on cast on 16 stitches, pick up and knit the 16 stitches on provisional cast on, then using knitted or cable cast on, cast on 16 stitches. (64 Stitches)
Join to work in the round being sure not to twist stitches.

Row 1-3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 4-5: K2, P2 rib around

Row 6-7: P2, K2 rib around

Row 8-12: Repeat rows 4-7 one time

Row 13: P18, P2tog, P10, P2tog, P18, P2tog, P10, P2tog (60 Stitches)

Row 14-21: repeat rows 4-12

Row 22: P18, P2tog, P8, P2tog, P18, P2tog, P8, P2tog (56 Stitches)

Row 23-27: Knit

Row 28: Bind off
Enjoy a cuppa

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another Version

Here's another color version of my Basket of Coffee Cozy.

Pattern: Basket of Coffee Cozy

Okay, here it is.

Sock yarn/Fingering weight (I used Patons FX)
US size 2 DPN's

Special Stitches:
3 Needle Bind Off ( Utube has great videos)

The body of the pattern is worked over multiples of 8 and the handle is worked over a multiple of 4.

Cast on 56 stitches and divide on to 3 or 4 dpn's and join to work in the round.

Rows 1-4: *K4, P4* repeat from * to * around

Row 5: K4, M1, K18, M1, K12, M1, K18, M1, K4 (60 stitches)

Rows 6-9: P5, K4, P4, K4, P4, K5, P4, K4, P5, K4, P4, K4, P4, K5

Row 10: P15, M1, P8, M1, P14, M1, P8, M1, P15 (64 stitches)

Rows 11-14: K5, P4, K4, P5, K4, P6, K4, P4, K6, P4, K5, P4, K5, P4

Row 15: Knit around

Rows 16-19: P5, K4, P4, K5, P4, K6, P4, K4, P6, K4, P5, K4, P5, K4

Row 20: Purl around

Start Handle:
K4, P4, K4, cast off 20, P4, K4, P4, cast off 20
Leave the 12 live stitches on the other side of the cozy on a dpn or stitch holder.

Working with the 12 live stitches closest to you ( should have the working yarn there),

Rows 1&3: K4, P4, K4

Rows 2&4: P4, K4, P4

Rows 5&7: P4, K4, P4

Rows 5&8: K4, P4, K4

Repeat rows 1-8 until handle measures approx 9 in (22.9 cm)

Using a 3 needle bind off, bind off the 12 working stitches with the 12 live stitches resting on the dpn or stitch holder. (Make sure you do the bind off on the wrong side of the handle so that it doesn't show)