Drakensberg Mug Warmer by Sally Cameron

Drakensberg Mug Warmer

October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
69 yards (63 m)
one size
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Drakensberg forms part of my Mzansi - South Africa on my Needles collection, available as a stand-alone pattern, an Ebook and Print book

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I fell in love with what I call Dragon stitch when I was designing my ‘Winter is coming’ shawl. So many people commented when they made the shawl how they enjoyed knitting that part. When it came time to design the South African inspired
patterns, Dragon stitch was just calling to be used. It reminded me of a beautiful mountain range in South Africa called the Drakensberg or Dragon Mountains. I have been hiking many times in these mountains, a really breathtaking part of the world.


This pattern will make a mug warmer in Dragon stitch for an average 9cm/3.5” mug (measured across the diameter). Due to the stretchy nature of this stitch, it can fit a bigger mug too, you might just need to knit a few more rows.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Skills Needed:
Long tail cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, knitted cast on.

4 mm (US 6) knitting needles

Nurturing Fibres 100% Merino DK singles (50g: 104m/ 14yd) (colour shown: Evening Sky)
Yardage: 30g (63m/69yd)

Button, the sample has a ceramic button from Incomparable Buttons Tapestry Needle

Please feel free to contact me with any question or queries cameronsallyjane@gmail.om