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Monday, November 12, 2007

Hugs & Kisses

I wanted to make a friend something she could use and remember that she is missed and thought of. Here is my Hugs & Kisses Mug Cozy. It's a wrap around with snap closure, so you can insert it in the mug's handle as shown.

Hugs & Kisses Mug Cozy

YARN: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - Chocolate - less than 1 skein, Cascade 220 - Rose - small amount for edging

NEEDLE(s): sz US 7 knitting needles & US G-6 crochet hook

NOTIONS: 2-3 snaps OR hook & loop tape (like Velcro)

finished measurements: 12 inches long & 2.5 inches wide

OXOX cable - (panel of 12 sts)

RIGHT CABLE - sl 2 sts to cn and hold to BACK of work, k2, k2 from cn.

LEFT CABLE - sl 2 sts to cn and hold to FRONT of work, k2, k2 from cn.

Row 1 (RS): P2, k8, p2
Row 2 and all WS rows: K the knit sts & P the purl sts
Row 5: Rep row 1
Row 9: Rep row 1
Row 11: Rep row 7
Row 13: Rep row 1
Row 15: Rep row 3
Row 16: Rep row 2

Slip Stitch Picot edging:

work one slip stitch, *chain three, insert hook into the same stitch and pull the yarn through both the stitch and the loop on the hook, slip stitch the next stitch; repeat from the * to end.

cast on 18 sts -
row 1: k3, work row 1 of cable pattern, k3.
row 2: p3, work row 2 of cable pattern, p 3.
Repeat Rows 1&2 until you have worked 5 cable repeats (measure your mug and add or subtract cable repeats as needed to snuggly fit YOUR mug)
Continue as for row 2 in cable pattern for 3 rows. BO in pattern.

With crochet hook and Rose color work slip stitch picot edge on both sides of cozy.

weave in all loose ends. Sew 2-3 snaps or hook and loop tape on each end. Wrap around your favorite mug and enjoy!


Knitting Novice said...

Very cute!

dobarah said...

I love this pattern, but I"m having a 'moment' as I can't get what your stitch pattern is on each side of the 12 stitch center panel. From the photo, is is (RS) P1, K2, cable pattern, K2, P1? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The Hugs and Kisses mug cozy is so cute. Do you sell them and if so how much? Thanks. Lisa

Tammy said...

I'm having the same "moment" that Dobarah is having. It says to co 18 stitches, but the pattern itself is only 12 stitches wide. Am I completely missing where the other 6 stitches went or what I'm supposed to do for them?

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for adding in those extra stitches! I was about to do that myself, but I knew I'd probably add the wrong ones in. *grins*

eater said...

This is absolutely adorable -- perfect for my boys' six teachers and assistants I need to give inexpensive Valentine's gifts to in a month. Thank you for sharing! I found you through Ravelry (: