Monday, November 26, 2012

Niska 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
  • 20-25 yds worsted weight yarn (samples are shown in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Orchid, and some formerly cream Patons that was dyed with lemon-lime Kool-Aid)

Abbreviations:

K: Knit
P: Purl

With smaller needles, cast on 44. Join, being careful not to twist.

Work four rounds in 1x1 ribbing.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.

Stitch pattern:

Rounds 1 & 2: *K2, p2* to end
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: Purl

Repeat these four rounds one more time.
Work four rounds in 1x1 ribbing.
Using larger needle (or using the slightly stretchy method of your choice), bind off.

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