I tend to knit in spurts and typically tackle smaller projects like socks, dishcloths, baby hats, etc. I’ve had a sweater in the works for a year now that’s about three-quarters of the way done, but since I get distracted by other projects, it’s still sitting in a bag. This coffee mug cozy is typically the type of project that throws me on a knitting tangent.
This is not my pattern. I found it two years ago on the DaniDo Crafty blog, which has since moved the pattern to a Ravelry page. Here’s the link: DaniDo Crafty Adjustable Coffee Mug Wrap. It’s a free pattern!
It’s a great project to use up scrap yarn and is a quick project for last minute gift ideas. I knocked two of these out on a road trip. It’s a square pattern, but it’s very easy and is perfect for beginning knitters. It’s just a series of knit and purl stitches – nothing too fancy. I used a medium weight TLC yarn that was left over from a baby sweater I had knitted for a friend.
The only additional materials you’ll need are three buttons so the cozy can be adjusted to fit different mugs. It fits traditional mugs as well without a problem.
I found that the cozies not only protect your hands from getting too toasted on hot ceramic, but also provide a little insulation to keep your hot beverage warmer a little longer.