Saturday, December 15, 2007

Starbucks Coffee Cozy

I'm a barista at Starbucks. I showed my manager my POISON! Coffee Cozy, and she loved it. In fact, she commissioned me to make one for her sister, only she wanted it to look like the cardboard sleeve that Starbucks puts on their hot drinks. And thus, this pattern was born.

The logo is done using intarsia. I wish I'd found a better green, but at my LYS, I had a choice between this and lime green. I split a length of black yarn into its plies and used one ply to embroider the check boxes on the back. Then I used two plies together to add a "3" in the shots blank and an "A" in the drink blank to signify a Triple Tall Caffe Americano, Robyn's sister's favorite drink. They got obscured a bit during felting, but you get the gist. Feel free to customize it with your own drink of choice.

Queue this on Ravelry!

Materials:
Cascade 220 Wool (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 3.5oz/100g, 220yds/201m); 1 skein each in 8555 Black and 8894 Green
Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 3.5oz/100g, 220yds/201m); 1 skein in 2442 Beige (and I used a skein of 9447 Forest Green in lieu of the better green I wanted)
[Note: You'll probably only need about 50 yards of the Beige and even less of the Green and Black, so if you've got leftovers from another project, feel free to use them up]
US 8 (5mm) needles
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
18sts by 24rows= 4in (10cm) in stst, pre-felting
20sts by 27rows= 4in (10cm) in stst, post-felting

Finished Size:
3.5in (8.5cm) tall by 10in (25cm) around, pre-felting
3in (7.5cm) tall by 9in (23cm) around, post-felting

Click here for Abbreviations

Pattern:
With Beige, CO 48 sts.
Rows 1, 2, 4: sl1, k to end.
Rows 3, 5: sl1, p to last st, k1.
Rows 6-18: Work colorwork according to chart. Slip first st of every row and knit last st of every row.
Rows, 19, 21, 23: With Beige, sl1, p to last st, k1.
Rows 20, 22: With Beige, sl1, k to end.
BO purlwise on RS with Beige. Cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to seam later.

Cut a strand of Black yarn, about a yard long, and separate one ply. Use it and a tapestry needle to embroider check boxes. Separate two more plies, and use them to embroider drink code. Ask your friendly local barista if you need help with the code. Use BO tail to sew rectangle into a tube. 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. Allow to dry completely before use. Go to your local Starbucks and show off your new creation.

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.

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