Striped Coffee Cozy

By Tuesday, December 22, 2015 , ,

A couple of summers ago, I went to a fiber festival and got to see some seriously gorgeous handspun yarn from local vendors around my hometown. I left the festival totally inspired and with a lot of little scraps of handspun alpaca yarns scraps. I got them from the nicest lady and I nearly cleared out her colorful lot of little bundles. Fast-forward a year and a half and here I am. I hadn't touched ANY of the little scrap skeins I got because I knew I didn't want to use them for just anything plus some of them have so little that I needed to pick a project wisely that I could finish it with what little of each color I have. Then I was going through my Ravelry queue and saw a coffee cozy pattern 

I wanted to make mine a little more lively than the original pattern and started looking through my yarn stash. When I came across my little mini alpaca skeins, I decided to knit the cozy in a simple stripe pattern using four different colors. I did the ribbing in recycled lambswool. 

Like the knitted gift card pouches, this is a great, quick project that you can finish in an hour or so. I knit mine while rewatching Star Wars with Carter.

Inside out looks good too!
The original pattern doesn't save it's reversible but I think it looks great on either side!

What you'll need:
Worsted weight yarn scraps in 5 colors.
Tapestry needle

I modified the original free pattern by Andrea Piernock slightly by adding a few extra rows.

Cast on 46 stitches
Being careful not to twist, join in the round.
(K1, P1) for 4 rounds with Color A
  1. Knit one round with Color B
  2. Knit one round with Color C
  3. Knit until 3 stitches left, K2tog, Knit 1 with color D
  4. Knit 1, SSK, Knit to end with Color E
  5. Knit one round with Color A
  6. Knit one round with Color B.
Repeat Rounds 2-6 four more times (36 stitches left on needles)
Knit one round with Color D
Knit one round with Color E
Knit one round with Color A
(K1, P1) for 4 rounds with Color A
Bind off

Weave in ends and enjoy!

*For my pattern:
     Color A = Gray
     Color B = Yellow
     Color C = Dark Blue
     Color D = Light Blue
     Color E = Purple