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Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Kim R.
Knitter: Kim R.
Knitter: Alexis E.
Knitter: Kristen W.

A small skill-builder project with a functional use? Sign me up!

This design is a great way to learn or practice a few skills: icord cast-on, German short rows, and an icord bind-off. Designed for DK weight yarn, SHORTY COASTER knits up in a snap and makes a great gift.

Samples shown are asymmetrical, but the design is easily modified to make a square or rectangular coaster. Make a set with the same main color and unique contrast colors for gifts or for yourself. Worked in cotton yarn, this design makes a wonderful decorative accent to your sink. So many options in this little design!

Find full gallery images here.

DK weight yarn, or fingering weight yarn held double.
Each coaster uses less than 15 g total.

Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 123 yd / 112 m per 50 g, or similar DK weight yarn.

Sample 1:
MC: Knit Picks Swish DK, colorway Dove Heather, 19.7 yd / 18 m (8 g)
CC: Cesium Yarn Merino DK, colorway Est. 1973, 9.5 yd / 8.7 m (4 g)
Sample 2:
MC: Knit Picks Swish DK, colorway Dove Heather, 19.7 yd / 18 m (8 g)
CC: agirlandherwool DK, colorway Bright, 9.5 yd / 8.7 m (4 g)

22 stitches & 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch knit flat
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, min. length 32” / 80 cm or size needed to get gauge.

Long edge: 7.3” / 18.5 cm
Short edge: 6” / 15.2 cm
Width: 3.75” / 9.5 cm

Icord cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, German short rows, icord bind off in the round

This is a written pattern with a schematic and photo tutorials.


Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Alexis E., Kim R. & Kristen W.