This cup cozy is designed for a 16 oz. disposable coffee cup. Directions are provided for 4 different yarn weights. This project is a skill-builder in modular knitting with the added benefit of being a useful item! The pattern was developed for a class in person at the Zombie Knitpocalypse retreat in Rochester, MN in June 2022. The knitters who took the class served as the test knitters for this pattern. This is a written pattern with photo tutorials.
The main page example shown in 2 colors of DK weight yarn. Using 2 contrasting colors can help so that there is a visible contrast when joining the work.
YARN WEIGHT / SUGGESTED NEEDLE SIZE / GAUGE
Fingering weight, US 2 (2.75 mm), 26 stitches & 52 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Sport weight, US 3 (3.25 mm), 24 stitches & 48 rows = 4” (10 cm)
DK weight, US 4 (3.5 mm), 22 stitches & 44 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Worsted weight, US 5 (3.75 mm), 20 stitches & 40 rows = 4” (10 cm)
NOTE: In each listed gauge, the row gauge is 2x the stitch gauge. That’s how garter stitch works! When making your piece, pay attention to the stitch gauge, and the row gauge will follow. It is pretty easy to count row gauge in garter stitch, as each garter ridge equals 2 rows.
Fingering, sport, DK, or worsted weight yarn in 1 or more colors, approximately 40 yd / 36.5 m TOTAL. Example shown in pattern has 2 colors. Feel free to add as many colors as you like.
Designed to fit a 16 oz coffee cup
Dimensions are approximate!
Height: 2.5” / 6.25 cm
Circumference at top: 9.75” / 24.5 cm
Circumference at bottom: 8.25” / 20.5 cm
Needle required for one of the gauges provided in preferred length for small circumference knitting
Crochet hook in similar size to working needle
Locking stitch marker to indicate RS side of work
Small amount of waste yarn
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, join-as-you-go modular knitting
This is a written pattern with photo tutorials. Directions are provided for 4 different yarn weights.
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Test knitting: Cathy A., Cindy E., Dana E., Jen G., Susan G., Pam K., Sandy M., Kristi P., Phyllis P., Valerie R., Carrie S., Heather S., Pam S., Julie T., Katie T., Lisa T., Allena W., & Sophia W.