Friday, August 31, 2007

POISON! Coffee Cozy

What better way to keep other people's paws off your caffeine than to imply toxicity? This quick little project is great for using up scraps of wool left over from other projects. Plus, it keeps your coffee warm afterward.

Queue this on Ravelry!

Small amounts of 100% wool in black and red
I used Patons Classic Wool Merino (100% wool, 3.53oz/100g, 223yds/204m); 1 skein 00226 Black and Murphy's Knitting Worsted (100% wool, 4oz/113g); 1 skein 1549 Rust
US 10 (6mm) double-pointed needles
Tapestry Needle
16sts by 21rows= 4in (10cm) in stst, pre-felting
18sts by 24rows= 4in (10cm) in stst, post-felting

Finished Size:
4.5in (11cm) tall by 10in (25cm) around, pre-felting
4in (10cm) tall by 9in (23cm) around, post-felting

With red, CO 40 sts and distribute to dpns. Join, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: purl with red.
Rnds 2, 21, 22: knit with red.
Rnds 3, 20: join black and knit one rnd.
Rnds 4, 10: [k1Black, k1Red, k5Black, k1Red] around.
Rnds 5, 9: [k2B, k1R, k3B, k1R, k1B] around.
Rnds 6, 8: [k3B, k1R, k1B, k1R, k2B] around.
Rnd 7: [k4B, k1R, k3B] around.
Rnds 11-13, 19: [k3B, k3R, k2B] around.
Rnds 14, 15, 18: [k2B, k5R, k1B] around.
Rnds 16, 17: [k2B, k1R, k1B, k1R, k1B, k1R, k1B] around.
BO purlwise with red. Weave in ends. Handwash in hot water with a little dish soap and agitation until it felts to appropriate size. Rinse thoroughly. Blot with towel to absorb excess moisture. Stretch over a glass or plastic cup. Remove and allow to dry completely before use. Go caffeinate yourself.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.


  1. You're one busy girl! Another winner!

  2. Great for a pint of Ben and Jerry's!

  3. I hadn't thought about that, but you're absolutely right.

  4. Love this - Thanks ;-)

  5. OMG! Your patterns are all wonderfull, but this is the funiiest I've ever seen!!! I need to make one of these! :) Hugs from Brasil

  6. Ooo...your blog is sooooo much fun! Yay!!! I'm so happy to find it. And my son will absolutely adore one of these. He's a big pirate fan! (How can I follow your blog?)

  7. This is super fun! Maybe this will warn people away from stealing sips of my hot cocoa ;)

  8. This was a fun knit. My 11 yr old granddaughter wears them on her wrists.

  9. Very nice article, it helps me a lot.

  10. Thanks for getting me back into the reading again.

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