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Steek This Coffee Cozy

Remily Knits
Knitting
September 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
76 yards (69 m)
to fit a 20 oz cup
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Steeking is technique used to safely and securely cut your knitting to create holes where you want them. It is frequently used with complex colorwork sweaters, because it is easier and faster to knit colorwork in the round. It can be scary to steek a big sweater, so I created this scaled-down steeking project to help knitters try out the technique fearlessly.

Think of this project as a mini-sweater vest for your coffee cup. The cozy is worked in the round with stranded colorwork to create a classic fair-isle pattern. Then follow the step-by-step guide to steeking with a crocheted reinforcement. You can do it!

The pattern calls for five colors of yarn in varying amounts, totaling about 76 yards. (See pattern for details.)


Interested in using Steek This in your classroom? All I ask is that you encourage your students to make project pages on Ravelry, and that you drop me a line telling me the date of your class. Thank you!