Last week I got some great news…I will be a vendor at Unraveled DIY Festival presented by the Textile Center on June 10th!!! With so little time to work on things, I’ve been a busy little crafter…knitting up coffee cozies, headbands & other summer friendly knits, making felt beads for jewelery, and spinning up some amazing yarns. I’d really love to have some of my patterns printed & ready for sale, but I’m not sure the turnaround time would be enough. (I should do this anyway for future shows). And of course I will be taking along my hats, scarves & mitts, because, even though it’s summer, we in Minnesota always know that winter will come again.
I’m also excited to see all the other amazing crafters & artisans. The trade show is open from 6-9pm, so hopefully there will be time to go around & meet them all (and maybe buy some handmade goodies!). There are also some cool events happening including an Etsy Craft Meet-Up and an interactive booth with the one-and-only, StevenBe. Seriously, three hours for so much doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for all that’s planned.
In spirit of happy knitting (and because I promised) here is a free pattern for the coffee cozies I’ve been making
These Corrugated Cozies are great for using up little scraps of yarn (I haven’t made actual measurements, but I would say less than 50 yards will get you through). The pattern is a simple 4-row repeat and up ultra-fast.
Materials: approx. 50 yards worsted weight yarn. I’ve used Malabrigo, Peruvia and Noro Silk Garden.
Needles: size 5,6,or 7 depending on your gauge. You will want to keep the gauge on the tighter side so using a smaller needle with the yarn is recommended.
Also, a darning needle for seaming up the ends.
Cast on 20 stitches
Row 1 – K1, P1, K1, P to last 3 stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 2 – K3, RT to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 3 – Repeat Row 1
Row 4 – K4, RT to last 4 stitches, k4.
Repeat rows 1-4 until work measures around 6-7 inches, or long enough to fit around your cup or choice.
The stitch pattern will stretch quite a bit, so it’s better to be on the snug side.
Sew ends together and display proudly while you enjoy your daily coffee!