We all have little leftover balls of yarn in our stash. Sometimes we save them to pair with other yarn, sometimes to use to make a gauge swatch, sometimes we move on and pass them along to a new knitter or throw them out.
I find it really hard to get rid of ANY remaining bits of hand spun yarn. The time and love that went into making them makes me hoard even the littlest bits! I wanted to come up with a way to use these end bits and considering it is the summer (and i loathe making dishcloths) and I have been having A LOT of iced coffee lately, I thought why not give my coffee a little personality?
Below is the pattern for the Iced Coffee Cozy, designed to fit a medium Starbucks iced coffee cup, simply change needle/ yarn size to fit a different size cup!
Needles: size 6 DPNs
Yarn: Leftover Hand Spun Yarn- Worsted (Pictured in leftover Boho Chic Fiber Co. Super Wash Merino Worsted Hand Spun)
1 Cast on 40 sts and join in the round (be careful not to twist sts)
2 Work k2, p2 ribbing for 4 rows
3 Knit one row
4 (yo, knit 4) repeat to end
5 (yo, drop previous yo stitch, slip one, knit 3, pass slipped stitch over all 3 stitches) repeat to end
6 Knit one row
7 Repeat steps 3-6 three more times
8 Repeat step 2
9 Bind off stitches loosely in ribbing
Thats it! Slip on your favorite iced coffee or frappuccino and enjoy a break while you start your next knitting project ;)
Feel free to share photos of your finished cozy on the Ravelry page!