Here is a little project for you to do while you wait for Spring.
Winter is having a tough time letting go of our part of the country. After having been teased by some spring-like weather the past few days we are reminded once again that it is only the beginning of March and not really spring yet.
When the weather is cold and blustery and you get some more snow, you just stay busy doing other stuff! I have been making these little mug sweaters the last while. They are incredibly easy and are great to learn how to cable stitch. They also do really keep your tea and/or coffee warmer in your mug on a cold evening.
This is a pattern I came up with after making a couple other ones that I have seen on Pinterest. I used Addi Turbo US5 24″ circular knitting needles. They are amazing and make your project very easy to take along wherever you go. I used a worsted weight yarn. I really like the Lion’s brand yarn or I Love This Yarn, as it is so soft. However, any worsted will do. I do not do a gauge swatch for these as every mug is different and you may need to check size against the mug you have.
Row 1: K4, P9, K4
Row 2: K2, P2, K9, P2, K2
Row 3: Repeat Row 1
Row 4: K2, P2, C3F, K3, K3 from cable needle, K3, P2, K2
Row 5: Repeat Row 1
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 1
Row 8: K2, P2, K3, C3B, K3, K3 from cable needle, P2, K2
Continue with this pattern till desired length.
Bind off in pattern but do not cut yarn.
Switch to crochet hook size F (3.75mm)
Slip stitch top edges together
Slip stitch in each stitch on the first row edge. When you are halfway down chain 9 and Slip stich in same stitch at base of chain, continue on to the bottom edge.
Slip stitch bottom edges together.
Weave ends into work.
Stitch a button on and dress your mug!
If you need to resize for your mug do so on the P2 stitches (even rows) and corresponding K2 stitches (odd rows). If your mug is “fatter” that this add a few more rows to make it longer. Remember it does stretch and snug is good. You can also stitch short ends together and use on a travel mug that does not have a handle.
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
C3F =Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work
C3B =Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work
I hope this is clear enough. If not please feel free to comment and ask questions. Please feel free to use this pattern for gifts. If you would be using these to sell all I ask is that you credit it to this blog and put the link back to here so others can enjoy the free pattern.
So, put your feet up by the woodstove, have your cup of tea ready, grab those needles and enjoy the day!
“Whatever you do, work heartily,
as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive
the inheritance as your reward.
You are serving the Lord Christ.”