Pattern: Full of Beans

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It’s coffee time! This cable cosy is designed for those giant drink-your-bodyweight-in-caffeine mugs that you find in coffee shops, but it can easily be resized for smaller ones too.

Grab some leftover chunky yarn, a couple of buttons from your stash and a pair of 5mm needles, and you can whip one up in an evening. It’s a perfect quick knit.

Download the PDF at Full of Beans, or follow the instructions below. Happy knitting!

MATERIALS
1 x 100g / 105m ball of chunky / bulky weight yarn (the cosy pictured uses Artesano British Wool) A pair of 5mm / US 8 needles
A cable needle
2 x 2cm diameter buttons
A tapestry needle

TENSION
15 sts x 20 rows measures 10x10cm in stocking stitch

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
33cm wide x 9cm high

ABBREVIATIONS
C6F slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work. Knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle, then 3 sts from cable needle
C6B slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work. Knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle, then 3 sts from cable needle
K knit
k2tog knit two stitches together
P purl
sts stitches
yo yarn over

PATTERN
Cast on 20 sts using 5mm needles.
Row 1 K2, P2, K12, P2, K2.
Row 2 and all even rows K4, P12, K4.
Row 3 K2, P2, C6F twice, P2, K2.
Row 5 K2, P2, K12, P2, K2.
Row 7 K2, P2, K3, C6B, K3, P2, K2.
Row 8 As row 2.

Repeat rows 1–8 until work measures 27cm or long enough to fit around mug, leaving a gap of about 1cm for the handle and ending on row 8 of pattern.

Row 1 Cast off 4 sts, K12, P2, K2.
Row 2 Cast off 4 sts, P12.
Row 3 C6F twice.
Row 4 P12.
Row 5 K12.
Row 6 P12.
Row 7 K3, C6B, K3.
Row 8 P12.
Buttonhole row K2tog, yo, K8, yo, k2tog.
Next row P12.
Cast off.

Attach two buttons to match buttonholes. Weave in all ends and block to measurements given.

Full of Beans mug cosy