Cozy coffee cuffs
Well hello there, soft and adorable coffee cuff. You look vaguely like the Chicago flag—your awkwardness is endearing. & your stripey friend is sort of Slytherin? Let’s see how to make you!
- Size 7 & 9 US DPNs
- Leftover yarn!
- Some felt & thread if you’re feeling fancy!
Chicago Cuff Instructions
I used 2 different blues because neither were correct and being just a little ‘off’ is part of the charm. The colors you see here are all the same yarn but this would work with any type of yarn as long as they are all the same weight. This is Andean Silk from Knitpicks in Merryweather, Cream & Hyacinth.
Using the size 7US DPNs, cast on 36 sts. Join carefully & place stitch marker at the beginning of the round.
*Knit one round.
K1, p1* one round.
Repeat these two rounds until desired length is reached with the first accent color (Hyacinth). Make note of the number of rounds if you would like both accent color stripes to be the same size. These are 5 rounds.
Switch to main color (Cream). Continue in garter rib until desired length (the cream is approximately 3 inches).
Switch to second accent color (Merryweather). Continue in garter rib for the same number of rounds as your first accent color. Bind off.
I just cut these out without drawing a guide so they would be a bit askew & odd. If you would like a more uniform appearance, draw or trace some stars onto your felt with a fine tip sharpie & cut along that line. I found some thread and quickly (and not very tidily I admit!) attached them to the knitted cuff. Slip onto your favorite beverage and enjoy. Next step: getting one of those neat porcelain versions of the cardboard cup!
Stripey Goodness Instructions
Using size 9US DPNs, cast on 30 sts. Join carefully & place stitch marker at the beginning of the round.
Knit 6 rounds in a 1×1 rib (k1, p1) in your first color (Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Lumberjack).
Switch to second color (also Wool of the Andes but in Silver), knit 6 rounds in 1×1 rib.
Continue in this alternating manner until you have completed three sets of the first color. Bind off!
Coffee cuffs are a awesome stash buster & instant gratification vehicle (& good last minute presents too!). I made both of these cuffs using yarn remnants from other projects. I’ll be posting a free printer-friendly PDF download of this pattern this weekend.
What’s your favorite stash buster OR instant gratification project?