The Mug Shrug by Bekah Knits

The Mug Shrug

Knitting
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
55 - 85 yards (50 - 78 m)
S (M, L) [See notes below]
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A coaster and a mug warmer all-in-one! Keep your table protected and your beverage warm with the stylish Mug Shrug!

This makes a great gift! In fact, the last pattern page is all about gifting it! Mix and match the many different gift giving ideas and turn this into a personalized present perfect for many different occasions.

The Mug Shrug is knit from the bottom up. First knit the base and the decorative welt in the round. Then, knit the sides flat while simultaneously attaching them to the base. Finish off with the I-cord edging and button loop. This pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Techniques used: Knit, purl, working in the round, increasing, cabling, picking up sts, i-cord BO.

Sizes:
S (M, L) to fit mug (circ x height) 10” x 4” (10.5” x 4.5”-5”, 10.75” x 6”)
Note: Both the Woven Cable and Honeycomb versions can be knit in any size.

Yarn:
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted* Superwash:
MC (Woven Cable: blue; Honeycomb: brown): 40 (45, 50) yds
CC (Woven Cable: brown; Honeycomb: blue): 15 (25, 35) yds

(NOTE: If substituting yarn, please note that this yarn is thinner than a traditional worsted yarn. Thin Worsted/DK/Sport weight yarns work well as substitutes. A yarn that blocks well, such as wool, is also recommended.)

Needles:
US 6 DPNs (5), US 6 circular (32”)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge:
6 sts and 8 rows = 1 inch in St St, blocked.

Notions:
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 (¾-1”) button; cable needle