Do you love drinking from mason jars as much as I do? Isn't it nice to have a cozy to protect hands from hot drinks?
I've sized these cozies for an 8 oz. (240 ml) jar -- just right for warming small hands around little wintertime cups of cocoa. And these cozies are quick to knit up, so you might think of making a few as you work your way though your holiday gift list...
For this project you will need a few yards worsted wt. wool: I made three cozies: one from Noro Kureyon, another from Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and a third from Knit Picks Chroma worsted. You will also need a stitch marker (optional), a tapestry needle and a tiny, 3 cm “baby/bee” size peg doll (please check the CRAFT SUPPLY RESOURCES page on this blog for places where you can order blank wooden peg dolls by mail).
US 5 (3.75 mm) dpn needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) dpn needles
(or whatever needle size you require for gauge)
5 st/ 8 rows per inch. Please use which ever needle size will achieve the gauge.
Note: as you are knitting, the cozy might seem too small; please trust me that it will stretch to fit your jar. It should fit snugly.
CO: cast on
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Kfb: knit one in front and one in back of st to increase
CO size 5 needles, use long-tail method (or other method) CO 36 st. Evenly divide between needles and join in the round. Place marker to indicate start of row/round (optional).
Rnd 1-6: knit 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1) for ¾ in
Rnd 7-28: switch to size 7 needles. Knit in stockinette. 2 ¾ in (approx. 21 rnds)
Rnd 29: purl all st. (i.e. 1 rnd garter st)
REDUCTION ROWS FOR BASE OF COZY
(knit in the round on dpns)
Rnd 30: *(k2, k2tog) Repeat pattern through entire round (27)
Rnd 31: knit all st
Rnd 32: *(k2, k2 tog) Repeat for entire round (21)
Rnd 33: knit all st
Rnd 34: *(k1, k2 tog.) Repeat for entire round (14)
Rnd 35: knit all st
Rnd 36: *(k2 tog) repeat to end of round (7)
Cut yarn and thread end through a tapestry needle. Run needle through all st. and secure end.
KNITTING THE POCKET
Count up 3 stitches from the purl (garter) row. From left to right, pick up 5 st. using size 7 needle.
Row 1: knit all st
Row 2: purl all st
Row 3: k1, Kfb, k1, Kfb1, k1
Row 4: purl all st
Row 5: k 1, Kfb1, k3, Kfb1, k1
Row 6: purl all st
Row 7: k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1
Row 8: purl all st.
Row 9: bind off, cut yarn and thread yarn through a tapestry needle.
Sew up sides of pocket so that the interior width of the pocket is 5 stitches wide. Weave in all ends.
Have you created a cozy from this pattern? I'd love to see your photos posted here on Ravelry!