As it's finally getting colder, I can walk around with a hot drink in my hand in public all day. As I am a poor student now, buying drinks at starbucks three times a day isn't within my budget. So I had to get a tumblr (0.99$ thrift store find) and make my own chai tea latte. I decided my tumblr needed a fall outfit (did I just write outfit!?) so I knitted a quick cozy.
And before I get weird comments, yes, hat is bubble tea. Although I love drinking it, I hate holding it as it's freeezing! So I had a bubbletea cozy today :)
Here's how I made the [insert name of drink here] cozy:
Please note: this cozy fits a Starbucks tumblr or a medium bubbletea. If you want a cozy for a regular take out coffee, cast on 43 stitches and follow the pattern, leaving out one cable repeat(=11 stitches).
Time: approximately one episode of House MD (~40 minutes)
Yarn used: a small amount of Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen's Wool.
Needles: DPN size 8 (5mm) + one extra needle or cable needle
CF: put two stitches on cable needle and hold in front, knit the next two stitches, knit stitches from cable needle
CB: put two stitches on cable needle and hold in the back, knit the next two stitches, knit stitches from cable needle
Cast on 54 stitches and join in the round. Work in a K2, P2 rib for 5 rounds. In the last round of 2x2 rib, pick up one stitch.
Rows 1-2: *P3, K8* around
Row 3: *P3, CF, CB*, repeat four more times
Rows 4-9: *P3, K8* around
Row 10: *P3, CF, CB*, repeat four more times
Rows 11-16: *P3, K8* around
Row 17: *P3, CF, CB*, repeat four more times
Rows 18-19: *P3, K8* around
Row 20: work in a K2, P2 rib around and decrease one stitch.
Continue to work in the 2x2 rib for 4 more rounds. Cast off and weave in ends.
And you're done! Super easy and quick :)
Please note: I do not claim to have invented the pattern. I simply share how I like to make my cozies. As many cozy patterns are rather similiar, I reckon there are others out there that look about the same.