Sunday, February 24, 2013

knitting club meeting 2: french press cozie



KNITTING CLUB
* meeting 2* february 2013 *

french press cozie


i recently saw a french press cozie at a friend's house and thought, dang, that's cute. and smart. there's just nothing worse than not hot coffee and nothing better than an easy knit-fix. although we typically use an automatic drip coffee maker (lazy americans), we keep a french press on hand for certain occasions like camping and power outages. don't you?

in addition to being super cute on your own brunch table, these make quite a unique gift. just remember when you're trying to think of a way to thank me for sharing this with you, i already have a couple of my own. you can send me some nice coffee beans or biscotti instead.

this pattern is quick and easy. don't let the mock cables intimidate you. once you get the swing of things you'll be turning these out in no time.

if you have any questions, please email me at hkruskamp@gmail.com or contact me through the blog, creativenormaltown.com. if you'd like a printer friendly version, just shoot me an email or leave a comment and i'll get it to you in a jiffy!



materials

  • either bulk weight yarn or 2 skiens worsted or lighter held together*
  • pair of straight needles us 10 (6mm)
  • 3 buttons

* you have a lot of freedom when it comes to choosing your materials. this pattern takes very little yarn (less than 2 ounces), so it's a great way to use up small extras. i would recommend choosing something that is easy care, however, because it will likely need to be washed from time to time. i used cotton worsted weight yarn for the blue cozie, and a natural worsted weight cotton and dk weight easy care wool for the other. the sky's the limit. go cray cray.



abbreviations

1x1 rib = k1, p1
sl1 = slip next stitch purl-wise
psso = pass slipped stitch over (pass over the stitches you’ve worked)



directions

co 40
rows 1-4) 1x1 rib

row 5) 1x1 rib for 8 sts, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, 1x1 rib for 8 sts
row 6) 1x1 rib for 8 sts, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, 1x1 rib for 8 sts
row 7) 1x1 rib for 8 sts, k2, p2, sl1, k2, psso, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, sl1, k2, psso, p2, k2, 1x1 rib for 8 sts
row 8) 1x1 rib for 8 sts, p2, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, p2, 1x1 rib for 8 sts

repeat rows 5-8 6 times (adjust this number so that piece measure approximately 6”)

1x1 rib for 4 rows
cast off in 1x1 pattern loosely

attach buttons evenly along right side. buttons should fit through the knitting on the other side, but you can attach loops of yarn if necessary.

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