Blue Spruce Mug Cozy

Your cup of coffee or tea will stay warm while you sip it in this stylish Green 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” diameter top edge, 8” diameter bottom edge, 5” tall

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 RC (Cable 2 Forward) – sl 1 sts to CN and hold at front, k1, k1 from CN

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.

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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