Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gingerbread Cable Coffee Sleeve


Whip this up in a couple of hours, add a reusable mug and a Starbucks gift card and voila! A quick and easy gift.

Finished size: approximately 3.5" wide x 3" tall

Materials/Tools:

  • US6/4mm needles of your choice for knitting in the round
  • US7/4.5mm needle to bind off (this can be a straight, DPN, interchangeable tip, etc.)
  • Cable needle, DPN, or other implement of your choice for cabling
  • Tapestry needle
  • 25-30 yds worsted weight yarn (sample is shown in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Orchid)
Abbreviations:

K: Knit
P: Purl
C4f: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle

With smaller needles, cast on 50. Join, being careful not to twist.

Setup round 1: *P1, k4* to end
Setup round 2: *P1, k4, p1, k1, p2, k1* to end

Pattern:

Round 1: *P1, k4 to end*
Round 2: *P1, k4, p1, k1, p2, k1* to end
Round 3: *P1, c4f, p1, k4* to end
Round 4: Rep round 2
Round 5: Rep round 1
Round 6: Rep round 2

Rep these 6 rounds 2 times more (18 rounds total). Using larger needle, bind off in pattern (or using the slightly stretchy method of your choice).

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