Chevron Coffee Cup Cozy (free pattern)

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As promised, here’s the pattern for a chevron-printed coffee cup cozy, or sleeve. Small and quick to knit, it’s the perfect first fair isle project, with only two colors and no floats longer than 3 stitches. Stash one in your purse to use at the coffee shop instead of those wasteful paper sleeves, or slip onto your morning travel mug for a soft, pretty grip.

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The yarn is used is Knit Picks Palette in Cream (MC) and Sagebrush (CC) but I wish I’d used more contrasting colors for the purpose of photography for this site. If you have a large stash of fingering-weight wool, using many different colors would make a lovely Missoni-style pattern.

Yes, you probably don’t need one. But you know you want one. It will only take approximately 1 movie and 20 minutes of the news to finish. If you watch Lord of the Rings, you could probably make two.

Download the pattern here: Chevron Coffee Cup Cozy patt

The Fairest (Isle) of Them All…

The Fairest (Isle) of Them All...

It’s like a box of chocolate. Or doughnuts. Yes, definitely doughnuts, but calorie-free and full of opportunity. Knit Pick’s gorgeous sampler of Palette is just waiting to be turned into a pair of gloves, a couple Christmas ornaments, a hat…is there anything more lovely than a warm, lively pop of fair isle against the cold?

Forget Movie Tie-In Tee Shirts…

I’m a movie nerd. I’m also a yarn nerd, so I look forward to Lorna’s Laces limited editions. The color ways are often movie tie-ins, and May 2013’s is no different. Live Long and Prosper might just be the Star-Trekkiest yarn ever made (possibly the only Star Trek yarn ever made, though I could be wrong) and it’s positively gorgeous. With me being new to Star Trek mania (Into Darkness is by far the best movie of the year), I wish so badly that it wasn’t limited stock. June’s limited edition is royal baby themed, one in girl colors and one in boy colors, and while it’s lovely and regal, LL’s movie yarns are what really make me swoon. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for  a Hobbit themed yarn, this December, shall we?

Katherine