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Blue Spruce Mug Cozy

Your cup of coffee or tea will stay warm while you sip it in this stylish Blue Spruce Mug Cozy. The cozy is worked from the bottom up, in the round, using less than half a skein of yarn. Make one for yourself and one for a friend! These make excellent stocking stuffers.

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Measurements 10” circumference top edge, 8” circumference bottom edge, 5” tall Updated 5/12/2021

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4″ (10 cm), in Reverse St st, using larger needles, after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Knit Picks Swish Superwash (100% Superwash Wool: 110 yards [100.6 meters]/50 grams): 23884 Dublin, 1 ball

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): DPNs; US size 6 (4.0 mm): DPNs

Notions: Cable needle; tapestry needle; stitch markers (3); tiny pom-pom (optional)

 Abbreviations

3/3 RC (Cable 6 Back) – sl 3 sts to CN and hold at back, k3, k3 from CN 3/3 LC (Cable 6 Forward) – sl 3 sts to CN and hold at front, k3, k3 from CN

2/3 RC (Cable 5 Back) – sl 3 sts to CN and hold at back, k2, k3 from CN

2/3 LC (Cable 5 Forward) – sl 2 sts to CN and hold at front, k3, k2 from CN

2/2 RC (Cable 4 Back) – sl 2 sts to CN and hold at back, k2, k2 from CN

2/2 LC (Cable 4 Forward) – sl 2 sts to CN and hold at front, k2, k2 from CN

1/2 RC (Cable 3 Back) – sl 2 sts to CN and hold at back, k1, k2 from CN

1/2 LC (Cable 3 Forward) – sl 1 sts to CN and hold at front, k2, k1 from CN

1/1 RC (Cable 2 Back) – sl 1 sts to CN and hold at back, k1, k1 from CN

1/1 LC (Cable 2 Forward) – sl 1 sts to CN and hold at front, k1, k1 from CN Updated 5/12/2021

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Ribbing

Rnd 1: K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Blue Spruce Mug Cozy Chart Pattern (work over 14 sts)

Rnds 1-5: Knit.

Rnd 6: P1, 3/3 RC, 3/3 LC, p1.

Rnds 7-11: P1, k12, p1.

Rnd 12: P2, 2/3 RC, 2/3 LC, p2.

Rnds 13-16: P2, k10, p2.

Rnd 17: P3, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p3.

Rnds 18-20: P3, k8, p3.

Rnd 21: P4, 1/2 RC, 1/2 LC, p4.

Rnds 22-23: P4, k6, p4.

Rnd 24: P5, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, p5.

Rnds 25-26: P5, k4, p5.

Rnd 27: P6, 1/1 RC, p6.

Rnd 28: P6, k2, p6.

Rnd 29: Purl.

Pattern Notes

This mug cozy is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Pattern

With smaller needles, CO 40 sts, join in the rnd, being careful not to twist. PM to denote the end of the round.

Work K2, P2 ribbing for ½” [1.3 cm].

Switch to larger needles.

Next Rnd: P13, PM, work Rnd 1 of Chart over next 14 sts, PM, p13.

Cont working chart pattern, keeping all non-charted sts (the background sts) in Reverse St st, AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st on both sides of end of round marker on Rnds 7, 14, 21, and 28. – 48 sts. Updated 5/12/2021

Note: These increase rnds are highlighted in green on the chart. It is the knitter’s preference which increase method to use. The sample used a p1fb.

If needed, after completing chart, cont working in Reverse St st until piece meas 4½” [11.4 cm] from CO rnd.

Change to smaller needles.

Work K2, P2 ribbing for ½” [1.3 cm].

BO loosely.

Finishing

Block to measurements. Weave in yarn ends. Embellish as desired. yarn ball

 

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Comments
  • The dimensions of this are WRONG. 10 ” in DIAMETER? If this is an example of your patterns, who would want to buy your magazine?

    Reply
    • Marla S.

      I think you’re right. That would have to be a really big cup of it was 10″ diameter. Kind of funny when you think about it.

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Diane! An updated chart has been added underneath the photo on the right hand side of the page. Happy knitting! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Kathleen B.

    I am confused. Is this worked only with a chart? Or is “Chart Pattern (worked over 14 stitches)” the written out instructions for those of us who don’t normally do charts? I don’t see an example of “Rnds 1-5: Knit” in the photograph. I am determined to knit this but not sure if I should even try.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
    • Marla S.

      With smaller needles, CO 40 sts…
      …Work K2, P2 ribbing for ½”…
      …Next Rnd: P13, PM, work Rnd 1 of Chart over next 14 sts, PM, p13.
      13+14+13. Does this help?

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      This pattern is worked using either the written directions for the chart, or the chart itself, over those center 14 stitches. The written directions are located above The chart is a link under the photos on the right. The first 5 rows of the chart are knit, and they are knit in the photos, but the cables in row 6 make them appear otherwise. Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Marla S.

    1/1 LC is not listed in the “Abbreviations” section. 1/1 RC is listed twice.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Marla! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply

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