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9 May 2012 / freakapotimus

Quick & Basic Coffee Cozy

Coffee Cozy

I had some extra Swish left over from another project, and I thought: hey! What could I made with this? Something fast and simple, but also very useful. Coffee cozy time! This is a very simple pattern, and easy to customize with your favorite stripes or colorwork.


KnitPicks Swish Lemongrass Heather
set of 4 US size 6 DPN (or 40″ circ for magic loop)


6 sts + 9 rows = 1″ on US size 6 needles

Stitch Notes

K1P1: [Knit 1, Purl 1], repeat for ribbing
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together, as one
SSK: Slip 2 stitches as if to knit, return them to the left needle, and knit those 2 st together through the back loops


Stretchy enough to fit one to-go coffee/tea cup


Cast on 46 stitches and join in round.
Knit 4 rounds in K1P1 rib.
Knit 2 rounds.

Round 1: Knit to last 3, K2tog, Knit 1
Round 2: Knit 1, SSK, Knit to end
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: Knit

Repeat the above 4 rounds 4 more times.
(There should now be 36 stitches on the needles.)
Knit 1 more round.
Knit 4 rounds in K1P1 rib.


BO all stitches and weave in ends. Enjoy your coffee!



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  1. Nadody / May 24 2012 11:08 PM

    Is it possible to make this using two straight needles n then sew up seam? Thanx :)

  2. freakapotimus / May 25 2012 4:12 PM

    I haven’t knit this on two straight needles, only on three in the round, but I do imagine you should be able to do this with two straights. You may want to work the decreases on the same row instead. So, something like:

    R1: K1, SSK, [Knit to last 3], K2Tog, K1
    R2: Purl
    R3: Knit
    R4: Purl

    If you do this, let me know your changes and how it works out!

    • Nadody / May 27 2012 10:14 PM

      Thanks so much!! :)

    • Nadody / May 28 2012 6:21 AM

      I’m trying it now with a few adjustments. I’ll let u know how it turns out :)

    • nadody / May 29 2012 6:40 AM

      made it last night. was very happy with it. am i able to post the pic? i also recorded the pattern before i forgot, lol, thanx again :)

      i still plan on learning to knit in rounds, but until then, its good knowing you can knit it this way too

      • freakapotimus / May 29 2012 4:55 PM

        If the photo is online, you should be able to link to it in the comments, using the tag. If not, and it’s on Ravelry, I can link to it here.

  3. nadody / May 25 2012 5:41 PM

    is it possible to make this using the two straight needles, then sewing up the seam?

  4. nadody / May 29 2012 9:05 PM

    okay, i’ve jus put it up on ravelry, here’s the link :)

  5. Hafsa Saleemi / Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM

    What weight is the yarn you use?

    • freakapotimus / Jan 14 2019 11:25 AM

      I used Swish Worsted Yarn, which is a superwash merino wool. Any similar yarn should work.


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