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!
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
15 sts x 20 rows measures 10x10cm in stocking stitch
33cm wide x 9cm high
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
k2tog knit two stitches together
yo yarn over
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.
Attach two buttons to match buttonholes. Weave in all ends and block to measurements given.