Javaj by Maria Keffler


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March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Double Knitting Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
70 - 80 yards (64 - 73 m)
3.5" high; 6" bottom circumference & 9" top circumference
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Out of print. This pattern was available for $3.00.

Small and charming as this cup cozy may be, it’s not a beginner project. If you’ve never worked in the round with double-point needles or tried double knitting, this isn’t a good project to start with because you have to do both at the same time, as well as make increases via both knit and purl. But if you’re up for a challenge…

Double-knitting makes this cup cozy both thick and reversible. It’s slightly elastic to fit over your morning takeaway cup, but taut enough not to stretch out over time. A great project to use up scraps of worsted, you can make several of these over a weekend.

If you prefer a slightly larger cozy, use a bulkier yarn and/or a larger needle size. For a smaller cozy try sport weight and/or an even smaller needle. As designed the cozy fits most standard coffee shop takeaway cups.

This piece was designed by and for a knitter whose daughter borrowed the knitter’s favorite fabric cup cozy, then lost it. (This one’s better anyway.)