This weekend, I decided to start using up my leftover bits of sock yarn sitting on my UFO shelf. The most prized bit of leftovers I have right now is from a skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock Lightweight in the adored Free Range Chicken colorway. So I decided to make a few coffe cup wraps. I first made one with WAY to many stitches cast on (56 I think) so it was too big to stay put on a to-go coffe cup, but will work well for a 24 oz Ball Jar. So I modified what I first did and instead came up with this, and it works perfectly for me.
Materials needed: US 2 needles, leftover bits of fingering weight yarn, tapestry needle.
Using a set of US 2 double point needles, cast on 48 stitches, distributed 16 sts across three needles. Join into a round.
Row 1 (only row): Knit 2, purl 2. Repeat til end of row
Repeat Row 1 20 times, then cast off. Weave in ends.
That's it, friends! I have a great wrap that I can use each morning that I stop and get a cup of coffee from my local shop, and I don't have to waste the cardboard wraps that they give me each monring. Instead, I have an awesome, hand dyed, hand knit creation. And it took just an hour.
This would be great for a quick stocking stuffer for all those loved ones who stop and get a cuppa each morning, don't you think? I don't know why it's taken me over a decade of knitting socks to finally cast on a coffee cup wrap.
I also might have gone to Indianapolis this weekend and did a bit of yarn shopping. There's nothing like a gorgeous yarn shop to make a quick summer day trip exciting!